The Best Aftermarket Soft Top For Your Jeep Wrangler
Summer is the most exciting season for Jeep Wrangler owners who enjoy the great outdoors. Whether they like off-roading or simply cruising down the highway, there’s nothing like feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin while traveling in an open-air Jeep Wrangler. Of course, you have to open it up before you can get closer to nature. That means replacing your Jeep hard top with a Jeep Wrangler soft top.
Easy to install and made of much lighter materials, a Jeep Wrangler soft top is designed for warmer weather. Anyone looking for even more exposed traveler should also consider a Jeep Bikini Top. Meredith of Extreme Terrain tests a range of Jeep Wrangler aftermarket soft tops that are designed to fit as a direct replacement for existing tops.
Something to consider with an aftermarket Jeep soft top is the differences between framed and frameless soft tops. A stock Jeep Wrangler soft top is a framed top, meaning there’s a sub-structure supporting the fabric to reduce road noise. Frameless tops are noisier, but they’re much easier to manage in terms of folding them down for an open-air ride.
Aftermarket framed tops on the other hand might replace your Jeep’s existing frame. If you ever plan on returning to the stock top, be sure to keep all of the hardware.