Owner tests if Cybertruck’s tonneau cover is waterproof and leaves people baffled

  • It’s been a mixed bag for reviews of the new Tesla Cybertruck
  • Alongside being stung by hidden costs, there have been several other pitfalls noticed by owners of the new pickup
  • However, this test carried out by a YouTube couple is positively dripping with praise

Published on Jan 22, 2024 at 9:22 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024 at 1:56 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Owner tests if Cybertruck’s tonneau cover is waterproof and leaves people baffled

After a slew of negative feedback, owners have been left confused after Cybertruck’s tonneau cover finally received some praise.

The costing, cold-weather handling and towing claims have all faced criticism.

However, it turns out that the Cybertruck’s tonneau cover actually does what it claims to do – very well.

You can see Cybertruck’s tonneau cover protecting the truck bed’s contents from water in the video below:

YouTube/Our Cyber Life

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The couple who own the YouTube channel, Our Cyber Life, wanted to bring some balance to the Cybertruck conversation.

Their video, which was posted earlier this month, has already amassed 111K views.

During the video they retract the Cybertruck’s tonneau cover with the touch of a button – and it’s dripping wet from a rain shower.

However, aside from a few rogue drips, the contents of the truckbed are protected and stay dry.

Not convinced, the couple then go one step further.

They grab the hosepipe and blast the Cybertruck’s tonneau cover.

They use a huge amount of water at close range, from different angles for a prolonged period of time.

The liquid does not pool on the top of the cover – eliminating the possibility of a large amount dripping into the truck bed as the Cybertruck’s tonneau cover retracts.

They discover that there’s a hidden drainage system, which sees water trickle down towards the truck’s cab.

From there, it seems to drain through the Cybertruck’s frame and drip out onto the tarmac below – genius.

Despite a few errant droplets, the comments section seems to agree that the Cybertruck’s tonneau cover is doing exactly what it claimed it would.

“As a truck owner with a tonneau cover, this was a very good result for Cybertruck,” said one.

But, some thought the test had gone too far.

“It is probably waterproof according to this video and test,” they said.

“That was a little aggressive attempt to make it leak relative to nature, and it didn’t leak much at all.

“Barely a little in the corners. I’d say that’s waterproof for the most part.

“If you don’t want any water to leak, wipe it off before you open it,” they concluded.

Others with existing Cybertruck orders were simply thrilled: “Yay! Can’t wait to get mine,” one enthused.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.