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Flatlands03 06-27-2013 08:05 PM

Soft top window storage bags from rugged ridge
 
Anyone use these bags to store their windows? Trying to find a way to store my windows in the jeep while driving. Thinking about buying one of these and trying it. Any thoughts?

TopDog76 06-27-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Flatlands03 (Post 3906526)
Anyone use these bags to store their windows? Trying to find a way to store my windows in the jeep while driving. Thinking about buying one of these and trying it. Any thoughts?

I bought a Rugged Ridge window roll for my 2011 JK 2door. I paid $64 for it on Amazon, and I really don't like it much at all. It's just 4 layers if felt sewn together on one edge. You're supposed to be able to slide the rear quarter windows and rear window between the layers of felt, roll it up, and slip the roll into a nylon bag. But unless you have a clean flat area to lay it out and place the windows between the layers of felt, and then carefully roll it up to avoid creasing the windows, it's very cumbersome and inconvenient to use, and the felt flaps are not even large enough to provide complete coverage to prevent the window panels from rubbing against each other. If anyone out there has had better success with this thing, please explain what I'm doing wrong.

Billy Baldone 06-27-2013 08:27 PM

I have the Clover Patch one. I assume its the same design, but yes it does require a clean flat surface to roll up nicely. I pull out my rear cargo liner and flip it over, or use my hood. It covers and protect everything. Watch some videos on how to roll it up properly.

Flatlands03 06-27-2013 08:38 PM

Thanks for the quick replies, just trying to find a way to protect my windows. Seems like every time i remove my windows i scratch them

CF1973 06-27-2013 08:55 PM

I copied most of what this guy did,
Soft-Top Window Storage with Towels and a Sleeping Bag Stuff Sack
It's cheap, works great, is easy to clean and the towels are multipurpose.

TOK 06-28-2013 04:37 AM

If you wind up buying a bag, avoid the Rugged Ridge. Its too small for the new style Sport rear windows. Instead of making the bag bigger, they added an addendum to the instructions to fold your rear windows before putting them in. I bought one and sent it back.

jp2611 06-28-2013 05:25 AM

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IN '04 when I bought my TJ I knew very little about the aftermarket support for Jeeps...so I made a window "bag" for my windows....the 3 in back and soft uppers...all 5 windows fit inside and it stored behind the back seat with top folded down. I still have it and use it. it cost me about $50...material from Walmart and a local sewing shop.

When we got the '12 JK in Dec '11 my wife started asking where we would get the window bag for "her" Jeep ........same deal went to Walmart got material found a local sewing shop...and $70 we got a bag for the JK.

Basically felt material for the pages to go between the windows, with a heavier upholstery type material on the outside...and a zipper around the outside of the book.

wassup8687 06-28-2013 06:21 AM

Has anyone used the Bestop roll up storage bag?

I saw it on a Bestop YouTube and it looked pretty good.

HokieJK 06-28-2013 07:01 AM

I have the Bestop roll-up duffle. The four liners seem to provide good protection between the windows, but I found that they are just a tad short for my '13 JKU rear window. A little section of the rear window (a few inches) comes in contact with the nylon material when it is rolled. I like the fact that it doesn't need a separate bag and the final rolled size is fine. I always have it in the back so I can change my windows in or out on short notice.

wassup8687 06-28-2013 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by HokieJK (Post 3907653)
I have the Bestop roll-up duffle. The four liners seem to provide good protection between the windows, but I found that they are just a tad short for my '13 JKU rear window. A little section of the rear window (a few inches) comes in contact with the nylon material when it is rolled. I like the fact that it doesn't need a separate bag and the final rolled size is fine. I always have it in the back so I can change my windows in or out on short notice.

Thanks for the information.

Putzy 06-28-2013 08:22 AM

Does anyone have one you can use for the Best top Terktop NX top? It has that big round plastic thing on the side windows so the roll up ones would prob not work.

Barmanvarn 06-28-2013 08:38 AM

I have the clover patch and like it.

Plan to use it to hold my clear windows as an emergency bag and will buy tinted windows for the winter that I will never roll up so as to keep them looking nice.

Flatlands03 06-28-2013 08:04 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone!

4X4Lady 06-28-2013 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Putzy (Post 3907820)
Does anyone have one you can use for the Best top Terktop NX top? It has that big round plastic thing on the side windows so the roll up ones would prob not work.

Bump as I'd like to know this, too. I talked to someone about the Bestop Hoss Window Storage Duffle & they said it would work, but it clearly states that it doesn't work for the NX tops.

dawhitesJKU 06-28-2013 09:00 PM

i remember a member telling me that he drives with the rear window unzipped 95% from right to left and pushes the rear window inside the cabin while the latches are still on.

i tried this today after work. its still secured and won't flap or fly away... i'm able to use the sunrider configuration without having to take out the rear window or roll it up.

HRPinDC 06-29-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3909769)
i remember a member telling me that he drives with the rear window unzipped 95% from right to left and pushes the rear window inside the cabin while the latches are still on.

i tried this today after work. its still secured and won't flap or fly away... i'm able to use the sunrider configuration without having to take out the rear window or roll it up.

This is sorta what I've been doing with the Sunrider,except I just unzip both sides towards the top and let the side hang. Seems to work fine.

VBWrangler12 06-29-2013 07:28 PM

I considered various bags (Rugged Ridge, etc.) but did not want to spend the money ($60+). I measured the side and back windows went to a fabric store and bought the felt necessary to cover the windows and went to a hardware store and bought a tarp and extra bungee cords. Cost around $20. With a flat surface I lay the tarp down with the felt and the windows in between the layers of felt. Fold the tarp over the felt/windows and roll them up. In my 2012 4 door Wrangler I can bungee cord the roll over the wheel well with the back seat laid down. With the seat up the roll fits in the cargo area. It works for me.

nobndry 06-29-2013 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TopDog76 (Post 3906582)

I bought a Rugged Ridge window roll for my 2011 JK 2door. I paid $64 for it on Amazon, and I really don't like it much at all. It's just 4 layers if felt sewn together on one edge. You're supposed to be able to slide the rear quarter windows and rear window between the layers of felt, roll it up, and slip the roll into a nylon bag. But unless you have a clean flat area to lay it out and place the windows between the layers of felt, and then carefully roll it up to avoid creasing the windows, it's very cumbersome and inconvenient to use, and the felt flaps are not even large enough to provide complete coverage to prevent the window panels from rubbing against each other. If anyone out there has had better success with this thing, please explain what I'm doing wrong.

X2 I hate mine, it'll be a cold day in hell when I fold my rear window( I mean seriously wtf) to fit into this bag.

Edit: lol sorry for the rant, it just pisses me off

mhilbush 06-30-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by HRPinDC (Post 3911428)
This is sorta what I've been doing with the Sunrider,except I just unzip both sides towards the top and let the side hang. Seems to work fine.

I watched several videos on how to put the soft top up and down. On one of the videos, for the rear window, he just unzipped both sides and rolled up the window, then secured the rolled up window with the two elastic straps. Then he put the top down. I think this was on a 2013 with the Premium top.

Aside from the possibility of scratching the window, is there any downside to this? It seems like it would save a few minutes when putting up and taking down the top. And, it would avoid the issues with some of these storage bags not being long enough for the rear window.

shoreco 06-30-2013 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Flatlands03 (Post 3906526)
Anyone use these bags to store their windows? Trying to find a way to store my windows in the jeep while driving. Thinking about buying one of these and trying it. Any thoughts?

I purchased the Smittybilt window storage bag.....

Love it....

you do have to fold the rear window a bit to get it to fit, but no big deal...

Once all the windows are zipped in..... I fold it in half.....store it in the back

There you go...

TOK 06-30-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by shoreco (Post 3913207)
I purchased the Smittybilt window storage bag.....

Love it....

you do have to fold the rear window a bit to get it to fit, but no big deal...

Once all the windows are zipped in..... I fold it in half.....store it in the back

There you go...

I think this might be less an issue with the JKU sides since they're shorter. They probably even fit into some of the bags the Sport windows won't.

If you have to crease your windows or roll against the C channel, it sort of defeats the purpose of protecting them to begin with.

shoreco 06-30-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by TOK (Post 3913280)

I think this might be less an issue with the JKU sides since they're shorter. They probably even fit into some of the bags the Sport windows won't.

If you have to crease your windows or roll against the C channel, it sort of defeats the purpose of protecting them to begin with.

I was skeptical at first, but the crease in the windows is subtle (not a hard fold)....

It works for me, and I have been removing my windows on a daily basis.....once re-installed they show no signs of having been folded....

The main issue for me was scratching..... and for this the bag works flawless....

spieg 06-30-2013 02:48 PM

Ive done the same as a few others have mentioned, towels, straps, and a bag. Ive tried a couple of different 30" duffle bags. One that I tried was very light weight and the other was a little heavier duty. Both worked well but I prefer the heavier duty.

Heavy duty one: Amazon.com: Olympia Luggage 30 Inch Sports Duffel Bag, Black, One Size: Clothing

lightweight one: Amazon.com: Outdoor Products Deluxe Large 30" Duffel (Black): Clothing


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