Getting the right soft top for your Jeep is an instant improvement that gives you freedom in all conditions.
All of a sudden you’re getting shielding from the elements and a little bit of insulation.
So, let’s take a look at the right fit for your vehicle. We cover Jeep Wrangler JK, TJ, and YJ.
Here are the best soft tops for your Jeep Wrangler:
Best Soft Tops for Jeep Wrangler JK
1. Rampage Products 109935 Frameless Trail Top
It’s a snug fit and does a great job at keeping the water out. Rampage has patented anti-pool technology to keep your interior dry. There is one caveat to this however.
If it’s replacing a hard top you will need to buy an additional part. The Rampage Window Channel. The material is sailcloth, and it’s lightweight at only 10lbs.
2. Bestop 56853-35 Black Diamond Trektop
It is a pricier option, but it’s well made and sleek with plenty of ecstatic customers. As you can see from the picture, you can peel it back to get that fresh air when you feel the need.
It’s constructed from 28oz sailcloth and creates a tight seal with your ride. You’ll get a decent noise reduction. All of the windows are tinted and can be removed to suit your needs.
It is considerably heavier than most soft tops available at nearly 60 pounds, which is to be expected with the 28oz fabric. If you cruise the highway frequently, any gaps can make these things flap like crazy. So proper installation is paramount.
3. Bestop 54923-35 Black Diamond Trektop NX Glide Convertible Soft Top
You can peel this all the way back if you feel like it, leaving your Jeep open but making it easy for you to cover it up again. Basically you’ve turned it into a convertible with this addition.
The windows are removable as well. It comes in two options for colors: Black Diamond and Black Twill. It’s a water tight fit. You will have to put aside some time for installation as to be expected. It ranges from 2-5 hours for most.
Best Soft Tops for Jeep Wrangler TJ
1. Black Diamond Trektop NX Complete Frameless Replacement Soft Top with Sunrider Sunroof
Fit: 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ(except Unlimited) 2 Door
It does come at a price, owners love it but it is our most expensive choice in the category of TJ soft tops. While most available soft tops don’t have a warranty, you’ll get some peace of mind with a two-year limited.
The windows are tinted and removable and per the usual, it’s constructed from sailcloth. For install, it’s important to leave it out in the sun to let the parts expand. This can be installed by one person.
With a frameless design you won’t have a true convertible type top, but if you want something that looks great and shields you from the elements in your TJ, this is it.
2. Sierra Offroad Soft Top
It comes in 3 colors, and is a fraction of the price of most options. You get a snug fit with tinted windows, but they are not removable. It has the best warranty we’ve seen, at 3 years.
One common issue is that over time the back window will get darker. So if you’re looking for a long term(3+ year option), then this is probably not the best choice for you.
3. Pavement Ends Soft Top
There is a 3 year limited warranty on this product, and it appears to hold up better than cheaper options in it’s class over time. It will give you an extremely tight fit, keeping the elements and noise out.
Install varies for most folks between 1 and 3 hours. Everything you need to put it together is included. You’ll use the factory header bar, door frames, and tailgate bar.
Make sure you have those parts on your Jeep before ordering. As is common with most owners, we can replace or lose parts over time. If that’s you, you’ll need to order them separately, they are a requirement.
For durability, this is top notch. It has some of the most consistently happy customers of any top we’ve ever looked at. If you have a Jeep TJ and are looking for a soft top – this is the one.
Best Soft Tops for Jeep Wrangler YJ
1. Rampage Products 68035
Fit: 1987 – 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2 Door
1976 – 1986 Jeep Wrangler CJ-7 2 Door
The windows are tinted contrary to the photo. It comes with a 2 year limited warranty. Over time, this holds up pretty well. If you want some good bang for your buck, this is a solid choice.
Another neat inclusion to your purchase is a tonneau cover when you fold this down. For installation you should expect anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.
2. Whitco 35111135 Black Diamond
Fit: 1988 – 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2 Door
The Black Diamond top comes in three options that varies by color and fabric.
The rear windows are tinted and removable. In the front the windows are clear for visibility. You can fold them up if you’d like to enjoy the weather.
For its price point, it’s a really great value. Installation takes most folks from 11/2 hours to 3 hours for this model. If you have a full door on your YJ, this is not going to fit.
As always for install, make sure you do this on a warmer day to make it easier to stretch to fit.
3. Sierra Offroad Jeep Soft Top
Fit: 1988 – 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2 Door
The Sierra Offroad Soft Top is so affordable that it demands a look. It’s much cheaper than anything available.
If you’re looking for a budget soft top replacement, you will be hard pressed to beat this price.
Despite it being so affordable, customers are pretty happy overall with this product. You might associate affordable with cheap, but in this case that doesn’t hold water.
Speaking of water, it won’t get in. This is a tight seal stretch to fit. The windows are tinted. As you can imagine, the most common thought of customers is that they’re surprised it exists at this price point.
This is the best bang for the buck for YJs.
Why do I need to leave my soft top out in warmer weather?
The reason this is recommended is because if you want a tight fit, the heat will give you more stretch during installation.
Whether you have a YJ, TJ, or JK I hope that this has helped you find the right fit for your vehicle. If you end up getting one of these, let us know how it worked out for you.
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