Truck Headache Racks and Cab Protectors

For style and functionality, heavy duty headache racks are a great way to achieve both. Along with providing ways to gain added features, they also work to protect passengers from unruly cargo and provide a barrier from damage. Before hitting the purchase button, it’s important to consider your needs and the features you want.

Features of Different Headache Racks

The first decision often comes down to the material. While steel was once the go-to and is still an ideal option for heavy-duty situations, the strong and durable material is heavy and will eventually corrode. This requires added maintenance. Nowadays, aluminum has become a favorite for its lightweight and corrosion resistance. Although not as tough as steel, most are made with an aluminum alloy that beefs them up significantly. Deciding which material is right often comes down to considering how you use your vehicle and what type of cargo you store.

Along with the material, the features you want play a key role in deciding which is the best fit for your lifestyle. An open truck cab protector rack is a simple option that is easy to install. It has a low profile, ensuring your ride doesn’t gain extra height. When you want to add extra style and capacity to safely store ladders or big loads, louvered or half-louvered racks are a heavier-duty option. Other features available on some racks include LED lighting and the ability to accommodate toolboxes and tonneau covers.

Getting the Right Fit 

An aluminum headache rack can be added to almost any truck. As you are deciding what to get, you have the option of a universal fit or custom. The bulk of universal options are designed to fit most full-size trucks, typically cost less and are easy to install. When you need full confidence in a perfect fit, custom may be a better option. They are engineered to fit your specific make and model and have increased durability. Since they are custom, they also make it easier for you to accessorize with vital gear to help you focus on work or play. Regardless of which you choose, most will come with the hardware you need and complete installation instructions.

The Best Headache Racks and Cab Guards for Pickups

Want a better way to protect your truck's cab, rear window, driver and passengers? Truck headache racks from Leonard Accessories are a great option. A headache rack is a steel, aluminum or carbon steel guard that shields the cab from loose cargo and objects that could fly through the window. Not only do they serve as cab guards, but they can also add functionality with great features like additional lights and components that allow you to better organize cargo, tools and more while working or traveling. On top of that, these racks give your truck a cool, rugged look for off-roading and street cruising alike.


Leonard Accessories has the best cab protectors for pickup trucks of all makes and models, with a fitment guarantee so you get the right one no matter what. Choose from a wide variety of steel and aluminum headache racks from our store, including full mesh styles that won't let even small parts or handles through as well as open rack styles that are ideal for those who tend to transport larger, heavier items such as furniture or appliances. We've even got louvered headache racks with inserts that provide shade in the cabin, keeping your truck cool while shielding the back windows and cab from impact.

Durable Headache Racks for On- and Off-Road Use

Regardless of which style you choose, all of the pickup cab guards from Leonard Accessories are made for rugged performance and long-term use. Grab a guard made with durable military-grade aluminum, fully welded designs, high capacities or coatings that resist chipping, peeling or flaking ensure that you find one that suits the demands and rigors of your lifestyle. Leonard Accessories is proud to offer the best cab guards and racks from Highway Products, WeatherGuard, BACKRACK and more.

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