Thule's Gate Mate is made from heavy-duty vinyl with foam padding that protects both your bike and your truck's tailgate. Integrated Knock-Blocks prevent your bikes from sliding off the edge of the tailgate and causing damage to your vehicle and/or bike. Nylon straps keep the pad securely attached to your tailgate and anchors provide secure tie-down points for your bikes and other loads. And, you don't have to remove the pad to get to the tailgate's handle thanks to the convenient Handle Hood. The Small size is 54 inches for compact trucks, the Large is 62 inches for full-size trucks.
I have this mat on the back of my 2nd gen Tacoma. The other day, i had two mountain bikes and a beach cruiser hanging on it, and they didnt move at all even without being tied down. It has more padding than the dakine mat, and loops to tie bikes down to. The material is very durable, and installation is straight forward. Before, i was lucky if i was able to fit 3 bikes in the back of my truck without them being scratched. Now I can easily fit 6 and have room for camping gear. I highly recommend!
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend