1997-2016 Wranglers can use Bestop's Header-style TJ and JK Bikini top that uses a no-drill windshield header channel (sold separately) that attaches to factory windshield latch holes for easy installation
1980-2002 CJ’s and Wranglers can use a Strapless-style Bikini top for Jeep that fits with two-piece windshield channel (Header-style Jeep Bikini tops recommended for 97-02 models - some minor drilling may be required using 2-piece channels)
Attach directly to center sport bar for a fitted, clean look
Designed for use with or without factory door surrounds on Wrangler TJ
Premium fabric maintains its shape in any temperature, is mildew-resistant, resists UV fading
High strength thread at all stress points ensures durable CJ and Wrangler Bikini top construction
Industrial-grade webbing helps minimize flapping
Heavy-duty composite buckles and fittings for long life
Optional Mesh material is tear-resistant yet allows unobstructed air flow (selected models)
The must-have Summer accessory for your Jeep. Renowned Bestop quality materials and construction ensures that you’re making a good investment. Bikini Tops not only look great, but serve a function too! Bikini Tops are the perfect companion to top-off, doors-off open air rides on the trails or just around town. This Bikini top style provides shade over the front seats for you, a co-driver or Fido.
It’s a necessary piece for installing the bikini top
By Stephen from Richmond, VA
Good quality but poor fit
Great for keeping out of the sun. Bought what I thought would be the best quality and although it appears well made it does not fit as advertised around the door surrounds
By geb from CT
This is a nice bikini top for my 97 wrangler. The only issue I have is the middle staps over the back roll bar do not cinch up tonight enough. May be operator error, but I can't figure it out. All other straps work properly.
By Jeepy from TN
Great addition to my Jeep Sahara
Just received and installed it. Was a little above room temperature outside when I attempted to install it. Had a bit of trouble getting the top to stay in the header channel. Once I was able to get it to stay it was impossible to stretch the top into the factory door surrounds so I needed to take them off and use the velcro closures around the side bars instead. I will try again with when it is a little warmer outside after the top has been sitting in the sun for a few hours and update this review.
Once installed the top looks great and really cuts down on the wind while driving on the highway with the doors installed. Looking forward to driving with the doors off and the bikini installed!
By Scott P from Kelowna, BC Canada
Jeep Wrangler Bikini Top!!
I could not resist completing this, especially because they think this is a "bra". Well, the bikini top for my Jeep Wrangler fits great and looks great - even slimming! Works great with the Duster so that I don't need the soft top any longer.
By confused about bikini's from Frisco, TX
Overall Good Top
Easy to install. Careful with the velcro at the door surrounds (will tear easily). Would have rated a 5 if I didn't tear the strap.
Otherwise fits good and doesn't flap/flop around.
Keeps the heat at bay and sun from frying my head on a long day of driving and wheel'n.
By Secret Squirrel from Houston, TX
I was a little disapointed in this top. I thought Bestop was the best. The instructions were a little confusing. The rear strap loop placement was wrong. After installing them in the rear hole, I had to remove them and put them on the front screw on the speaker bar because the straps were too short. The straps also sounded like they were going to rip as I was tightning them. I also didn't like the way the front corners at the windshield looked. Loose and baggy. I am glad it is only a summer top.
By Mo from Wellington, Nv
Quality that last a decade.
Bought my first Best Top Bikini in May of 2000 and it has lasted 12 years. This one appears to be the same quality.
By Psych guy Mike from 50 miles west of the Rubicon.
I'm looking for the bed cover that is compatible with this top... for my 2007 wrangler X 2-door. Any suggestions? my searches on this site usually turn up too many results for trucks for me to sift through.
thanks for checking!
saritasmom from plainfield indiana on
The BST52580-35 Header Bikini Top also needs a BST51243-01 Header style windshield channel. This all would work great with a BST90033-35 Duster Deck Cover
The Duster Deck Cover is designed to go on with the factory soft top removed from the Jeep. It does need the tailgate bar from the factory or from Bestop=BST52601-01.
Another very nice addition to this would be the Bestop Wraparound Windjammer
which would give you an awesome Half Cab look and help keep you warm and dry
It is part number BST80041-35 and requires Sound Bar Cap #BST80040-35. It also requires factory style door surrounds and it will work great with the bikini top that you are interested in. I hope this is helpful.
from plainfield indiana on
Will this top work with 2014 jk wrangler that does not appear to have door surrounds? I only remove the front freedom panels and leave the back of the hard top on the vehicle. I would like something easy to throw on in the event of rain, without always having to carry the front hard freedom panels with me. Do you have to remove the windshield channel to put the hard pieces back on the jeep?
Lastly, if you go with a bestop safari top with the sewn in windshield channel, can you install it with the back of the freedom hard top still on the vehicle?
Jenny from Worcester, MA on
Hello Jenny, the Bestop Header Bikini in Black Diamond part# BST52586-35 will work with just the rear of the freedom top installed, but you do need to have a windshield channel installed as well. The channel will need to be removed if you want to put your front panels back on. Thank you for your inquiry.
mikey from Worcester, MA on
Can this product be used with CRES #S/B571035?
I own a 2010 JK and I am looking for alternatives to my soft top.
Also, can it be easily removed if need be?
chefjoel from Cleveland, Oh on
Thanks for the question. Yes the Bestop Header Bikini in Black Diamond is compatible with the Smittybilt CRES. It can be removed quite easily.
Your Jeep's top reflects personal style and protects against the elements of sun, rain, snow and mud and Bestop's soft tops are popular choices for replacing OEM soft tops. Whether it's a tough top that will be exposed to harsh elements or a refined one that you think fits your Jeep's style better, Bestop has the track record and the complete line to make your journey more memorable. A classic Supertop, Bikini or Halftop or Sunrider instantly transforms your 4x4, providing protection, ventilation, tinting and maintaining its shape through temperature fluctuations. Easy to attach and easy to get attached to, Bestop is the premium brand when it comes to Jeep tops. Shop Bestop Now