I love the soft top, had one on my TJ and now on the '13. I don't get that it's a 2 person job? I took mine down by myself for the first time yesterday in 5 minutes. I thought about the hard top but realized I live in Seattle and the last thing I need is a ridiculous summer rainstorm with my top back home in the garage.
for me it wasnt getting it down, it was getting it back up. It took me a minute to get the clips above the doors on both sides to line up and lock in.
The hardtop is great here in Cleveland during the winter but terribly annoying in summer. The weather changes constantly and like others have said, once its off its off. I'm picking up a soft top to use for summers so I'm able to put it up and down without having to leave it behind like the hard top. But in the winter I will put the hard top back on. If I lived further south I'd sell the hardtop but I still have a need for it here for at least a few months out of the year.
I have the dual tops and I must admit, I'm very happy with the new "premium" soft top. It is way better than the one on my TJ. It's a PITA to put up, but is very quiet and doesn't flap like my old one did.
2013 JK Sahara Commando Green (ordered 8/12, delivered 10/16)
The Screamin' Lima Bean
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