The off-road capability of a Jeep is great, but one of the biggest perks to owning a seven slot is that it is America’s only four-door convertible. When the temperatures rise, there is nothing better than ditching a Jeep’s hard top and enjoying the great outdoors. The sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the occassional bug in your teeth are all part of experiencing nature in all its glory. A Jeep is literally the perfect vehicle for summer and being trapped under a hard top for the best season of the year is completely senseless.
Of course, we have an idealistic and romantic vision of the topless Jeep life. In reality, the weather isn’t always perfect and there are times when you get tired of “experiencing” nature. Getting drenched by a summer rainstorm, pelted by hail, or baking in the sun eventually gets old. Some protection from the elements without giving up on the unique open-air experience that Jeeps offer would be pretty sweet.
That is where a soft top comes in extremely handy. They perfectly bridge the gap between a hard top and no top. You can run one when the weather is bad or you just want to get out of the sun for a bit. And, on those perfect summer days, you can remove it and enjoy running with no top. They are easy to install, easy to use, and great for making your Jeep a lot more versatile and adaptable.
One of the biggest names in soft tops is Bestop. Started in a small upholstery shop in Boulder, CO in 1954, Bestop has grown into the largest manufacturer of premium soft tops for the Jeep Wrangler. In fact, they have actually made the factory soft top for the Jeep Wrangler since 1986 and still do today. They are a great place to head to when looking for a soft top for your Jeep.
Bestop does have a lot of options when it comes to adding a soft top to your Jeep. One of their most popular is the Trektop family of tops. Even within the Trektop line, there are three different tops. What is the difference between them? What one will work best for you? We take a look at each top to help you decide which one will be best. Now you have no excuse to ditch that hard top and enjoy all of what summer has to offer. Happy summering!