Enjoying the sun makes everyone feel better. But, sometimes you want a bit of protection from those UV rays.
If you want to enjoy the open air and still keep your interior protected, a sun shade is a great option for you.
We found four great choices to suit your needs.
Take a look at the 4 best sunshades for Jeep Wrangler JKs:
1. Alien Sunshade Jeep Sunshade Mesh Top Jeep Wrangler 2-Door JK 4-Door JKU 2007-2018 - 10 Year Warranty Front Jeep Top
There are currently 27 different styles. If you’re American or Canadian, they have flag designs for both countries. You’re also able to leave this on and still close the top. Their warranty is for 10 years, but it’s only against manufacturer defects.
This will work on 2 and 4 door Jeeps. If you’re looking for an affordable option and you want some different colors to set you apart – it’s a good choice.
There are little gaps, but not anywhere that sun would be directly on you. If you have a 4 door this only fits the front. Alien Sunshade is the dominant player in this category and their reviews are very positive overall.
2. SPIDERWEBSHADE Jeep Wrangler Mesh Shade Top Sunshade UV Protection Accessory USA Made with 5 Year Warranty for Your JKU 4-Door (2007-2018)
They offer a 5-year warranty on the product and 11 different color variations. It’s attached like similar options, with a bungee cord.
The cool thing about Spiderwebshade is that they have other lines of products for Jeeps and they’re color matched. If you buy one thing and decide you want to match it with this model – it’ll be the same tone.
The knock for us was that its a little pricey compared to some other 2 door options. But when factoring in the length that this covers it ends up about the same. Purchasing two separate shades would cost more.
You can be happy to be supporting a USA based company that actually manufactures it’s products here. They’re based out of Florida.
3. Rugged Ridge 13579.26 Red Eclipse Full Sun Shade for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door Models
The Rugged Ridge sun shade is another affordable option with a splash of color.
This will fit your 2 door just fine and like others in its class you can use it with a soft or hard top.
When you don’t want it on your jeep they included a carry bag to house it.
Depending on the style of Jeep you have your color options will vary. Rugged Ridge is a well known company for Jeep aftermarket parts and they have a good track record on most products. They included a 5-year warranty.
4. Jeep JK Sunshade - for Jeep Wrangler JK JKU 2007-2017 2-Door 4-Door Bikini Mesh Sunshade
The materials and installation is similar to the other shades. It’s made for 4 door Jeeps. If you want a simple solution that won’t break the bank, this is it.
It only comes in black but customers like it and it’s a well-made product.
Do you need a sunshade for your Jeep?
Maybe, depends on where you live or how often you travel to sunny places. In Arizona, something like this is a necessity and not an option if you travel without your roof. But, everywhere has summer and most of these are pretty affordable so it’s just something nice to have.
As for how to install these – all the options listed here will take less than ten minutes. No drilling or worrying about tools, just bungees and some Velcro.
Getting a sunshade will allow you to travel with the top down without needing sunglasses or having to lurch forward just to keep the sun out of your eyes.
It’s good to enjoy the outdoors and buying one of these will help. There are still little spaces bugs could fit through though, free snacks!
We hope this helped you pick out something for your Jeep Wrangler, if it did let us know which one you purchased and how it performed.
I'm the owner of Beast Auto. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I love anything automotive related, and taking road trips all across my beautiful state.