The new Toyota Tacoma comes with a lot of new features, including a fiberglass composite bed tub. While this new setup won't dent like its steel floor predecessor, it is still susceptible to scratches. We found out the hard way, when hauling a set of heads to the shop. Not only can it be scratched, but the texture of the bed while being very pleasing to the eye is kind of slick. Combine that with Corvette-like handling and you know what can happen.

We were tired of stuff sliding around the truck but really didn't want to shell out for the cost of a spray-in bedliner for a truck we have to give back at the end of the lease. We could have bought a drop-in liner, but not only would stuff still slide around, it would still scratch our truck once dirt got between it and the bed-kind of defeating the purpose in the first place.

Now, unless you have been under a rock for awhile, then you know we still have an option in bed protection, a BedRug from Wise Industries. The BedRug is a foam- and carpet-constructed liner that is a third of the cost of a spray-in and, once installed, is the only one that is so comfortable you could sleep on it. Now just because it's carpet doesn't mean it's delicate, because oil, grease, spills, and stains can be easily washed out with soap and water from a garden hose or high-pressure washer. You don't have to be afraid of getting it wet, since the mildew-resistant foam and polyester fiber top will not absorb liquids. So, yes, you can even leave it out in the rain. The floor, tailgate, sides, and bulkhead are molded and die cut to fit each application, so you can feel safe in knowing it will fit without any modifications. The whole unit zips together and is held in with a simple but effective hook-and-loop fastening system, just like Velcro.