Decked Announces New Systems for Midsize Pickups

Pickup owners are drawn to their vehicles by the promise of utility and large cargo-hauling capacities, but keeping items organized and within reach has never been very straightforward. Many pickup owners, myself included, have resorted to various bags, cases, totes, and home-built wooden boxes to keep things tidy, secure, and accessible. When Decked entered the market with their plug-and-play drawer system constructed of high-quality materials, the game had officially been changed.

The Decked system consists of two primary components. The first is a full-strength elevated deck made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) supported by a steel framework treated with industry leading rust inhibitors for a long service life. The top deck assembly has an impressive load rating of 2,000 pounds and includes attachment points for optional rack tracks, and four weather-sealed hatches provide quick access to the storage area below. 

Beneath the top deck, and anchored to heavy-duty sliders, are two full-length drawers also constructed of stiff and strong HDPE material. Each drawer can support up to 200 pounds of gear. Large latching handles and keyed locks keep the contents safe from thieving hands and the entire system is weathertight. Adding to the utility of the drawer system are optional dividers and storage boxes which make locating your gear quick and easy. Perhaps the most impressive attribute of the exceptionally well-designed Decked system is the ease of installation which requires no drilling and minimal tools.

Although relatively new to the market, the first round of Decked systems were extremely popular, but only made available for full-size trucks. We’ve known for some time the Decked team was working on solutions for the growing crop of mid-size trucks, and they finally made that official announcement this week. Now owners of the Tacoma, Colorado, Frontier, and Canyon can outfit their bed with the same system full-sized truck owners have enjoyed for the last couple of years.

As complex and well made as the Decked systems are, the pricing is surprisingly low with kits starting at $1,149. Designed in Detroit and made in the USA, they make any pickup that much better, particularly for our brand of travel.

To learn more about the Decked system, watch the video below and visit their site for pricing and options. www.decked.com

 

DECKED Midsize Product Info:

North American Fitment*:

  • 2005-2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2015-2017 Chevy Colorado
  • 2015-2017 GMC Canyon
  • 2015-2017 Frontier

*All model years will proceed forward to “current” model year (i.e. 2018 when those are available

International Fitment*:

  • 2011-2017 Ford Ranger/Mazada BT50
  • 2015-2017 Mitsubishi Triton
  • 2012-2017 Holden/Isuzu Colorado
  • 2015-2017 Toyota Hilux
  • 2010-2017 Volkswagen Amarok
  • *All model years will proceed forward to “current” model year (i.e. 2018 when those are available

Benefits:

  • Increased storage and organization
  • Easy ergonomic access – Drawer contents slide out at waist/tailgate height
  • Secure, “out of sight, out of mind” storage
  • Weatherproof gear storage
  • Rugged durable storage with non-binding, rolling drawers
  • Full use of bed footprint

Features:

  • 2,000lb system payload
  • 200lb payload per drawer
  • ~210lb overall system weight
  • Engineered in Detroit, Made in USA
    • Molded in Williams County, OH
  • Injection molded HDPE w/ in-mold galvanized steel sub-frame
  • Weatherproof storage drawers
  • Two “ammo can” storage bins in tailgate-end corners
    • Weatherproof
    • Larger than full sized system ammo cans
  • Asymmetrical full bed-length drawer configuration:
    • Driver side width:  11”
    • Passenger side width: 18”
  • Anti-corrosion coatings and treatments applied to metals
    • E-coat
    • Galvanized
    • Stainless
    • Zinc chromate
  • Dual sealed bearing wheels (4 per drawer)
    • Feature extreme low temperature grease

Improvements over FS System

  • Weatherproof ammo cans
  • Increased weatherproofing to drawers
  • Detent drawer stop– prevents drawer from rolling shut
  • Increased torsional rigidity

Christophe Noel is a journalist from Prescott, Arizona. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.