What is a cab protector?

You’ve probably heard the term “cab protector,” but you might be wondering what exactly that is. In our opinion, a cab protector is only one of the essential accessories for the truck enthusiast! Cab protectors, also known as headache racks, or cab guards, protect the cab, and rear window of your truck from potentially shifting cargo by framing it and covering the glass. A cab protector will help keep both you and your passengers safe. All the while, the accessory adds sleek style to your truck AND increases its functionality.

Wait, why would they call it a Headache rack?

There are a couple of theories surrounding this, and neither or both could easily be true! One is that it saves YOU from the headache of carrying around unprotected cargo and finding yourself with a damaged window… or worse. The other is that once installed it is easy to stand up suddenly and crash your head into your new cab protector. Doing that a few times would undoubtedly induce a headache!

Is a cab protector right for me?

Do you love your truck? Do you love the precious cargo you carry in your cab and want to keep it safe? Do you want to save yourself a headache? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then continue reading to determine which BACKRACK™ cab protector is right for you!

BACKRACK™ offers several easy to install options to get you the best protection for your needs, and we’ll give you a brief overview of each:

BACKRACK™ & OPEN RACK

  • Simple, open design
  • Can easily hook a bungee cord or ratchet strap around the flat bar
  • Can rest a ladder or long lumber between the uprights and secure
  • Easily tie bulky cargo to the BACKRACK™ or OPEN RACK
  • Low profile design allows for secure parking
  • Fits in the garage
  • Compatible with certain Tonneau covers

SAFETY & HALF SAFETY RACK

  • Provides complete (semi for the HALF RACK) coverage of the rear window
  • Provides clear visibility through the 2 inch fully welded wire screen  
  • Has two-inch wire screen manufactured using 3/16" cold rolled wire welded at every intersection
  • Is strong and rigid enough to tie to and still easy to see through
  • The screen is robotically welded into a heavy gauge two-inch HRPO square steel frame
  • Increased ladder and cargo carrying capacity compared to the BACKRACK™ & OPEN RACK cab protectors

LOUVERED & HALF LOUVERED RACK

  • Provides both function and style
  • Maximum corrosion resistance
  • Can carry ladders and long loads
  • No drill on most models
  • Fits in the garage
  • Compatible with select Tonneau covers

THE THREE ROUND TRUCK RACK

  • Provides both function and style
  • Can carry ladders and long loads
  • Secure shifting cargo
  • mount most any type of light or accessory
  • No drill on most models
  • Fits in the garage
  • Compatible with select Tonneau covers

THREE LIGHT RACK

  • Provides both function and style
  • Can carry ladders and long loads
  • Secure shifting cargo
  • Provides added visibility

If you are still not sure which cab protector is right for you, then contact us today, and one of our team members would be happy to help.