Transport. Protect. Relax.


SwitchBack Tailgate Pad Now Available!

Posted By Tim Crowley in News on Aug 17, 2016

The day we've looked forward to is here: our first production SwitchBack pads—a tailgate pad with a patent-pending design that not only protects the vehicle when transporting gear, but also provides a comfortable, integrated seat when the tailgate is down—is now available for pre-order, with the pads shipping out in September of 2016! Whoo hoo!

This SwitchBack tailgate pad is designed specifically to fit many of today's popular small and mid-sized pickup trucks, such as the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon, as well as older pickups like the Ford Ranger and the Dodge Dakota. It fits trucks with a tailgate width of 52.5" or greater, and a tailgate depth (height) of 15" or more. Made of durable, weatherproof, and UV-resistant materials, the SwitchBack pad is the new must-have accessory for anyone who uses their pickup truck for work or play and spends almost as much time around their vehicle as they do at home.

The SwitchBack pad came from a simple idea—one that came up in the trailhead parking lot after a satisfying mountain bike ride. It's taken us a full year's time to get from having the concept of a tailgate protection pad with a built-in padded seat, to producing several prototypes for real-world testing, to having a high-quality product we're proud of and confident you'll love and can't wait to use, but all the work and wait has been worth it. And it took the SwitchBack team's collective professional experience in engineering, product development, manufacturing to make the SwitchBack pad a reality... a product that offers the ultimate in convenient relaxation AND provides the protection you demand for both your vehicle and your gear.


Down the road, we plan to release a full-sized truck version of the SwitchBack pad soon, tentatively scheduled to be available in spring 2017, and options for personalization, such as different colors, patterns, and sports team logos, as well as SwitchBack accessories that enhance the pad/seat's utility (cup holders, leg rest, and more).

So whether you're a mountain biker, a surfer, a construction worker, a hiker or backpacker, or a tailgater, or you simply want your pickup truck to always provide a convenient and comfortable spot to relax, the SwitchBack pad is for you!

Online pre-orders can be placed now at Introductory pricing for the small and mid-sized SwitchBack pad is $195.

Order your SwitchBack pad now, and get ready to transport... protect... and relax!

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