Aftermarket JL 2 door soft top boot feedback? Smittybilt, JTops or shadeidea

JeepJim

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Anyone have any experience with either the Smittybilt, JTops or shadeidea soft top boots? Besides JTops no other user reviews or videos exist and the Jtops apparently don’t fit the 2 door soft top. Unlike my past TJ and CJ, the folded top sits very high, can potentially catch a lot of wind and debris plus restricts rear viewing. Not convinced it’s fully needed but just wondering if anyone has had experience with any of the above.

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I just got the Smittybilt boot and this thing is awesome. it holds the top secure and cinches it down so absolutely zero noise and opens up the field of view. One of my absolute favorite additions to my 21 JL. I couldnt be happier with it.
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I just got the Smittybilt boot and this thing is awesome. it holds the top secure and cinches it down so absolutely zero noise and opens up the field of view. One of my absolute favorite additions to my 21 JL. I couldnt be happier with it.
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That looks great! I opted for the Diabolical boot since there was so little positive feedback on the smittybilt at the time. How is the setup and breakdown?
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....doesn’t cover the ends but does secure it and improve visibility.
 

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I have the JTops. It works well but it doesn’t fully cover and securely snug down the top as the Smittybilt one appears to do judging by the pictures. It does secure the top from bouncing and any wind flapping.

FWIW I use it only on longer trips. Some longer wide Velcro straps work just fine too and they’re quick to put on...they just don’t protect against dust of course.
 

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Where are the Shadeidea and Smitty boots made?
 

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