Black diamond soft top vs. Twill?

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    Not sure which to buy - looking to get a Bestop for my 4 door Sahara JL. Black diamond material is about $900, but the twill version is $1300. Is there a huge difference in look? Just don't know if it's worth paying $400 more....any thoughts? Thx!
     
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    It is better looking (looks more black), and it's also considerably thicker. Better for insulation against sound and temp. Here's a video from Bestop (company that makes Jeep factory soft top) that describes it well...

     
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    Yes, it’s worth the $400 premium
     
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    Thanks. Looks great. I live in CT so I only need it for summertime. Is the black diamond version pretty thin/flimsy then?
     
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    Thank you! Good to know
     
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    You want Twill. They sent me a black diamond for my JK from Bestop on accident one time. They then sent me the correct top. The difference is massive. Twill doesn't sweat through if there's water sitting on it over night from rain, it is a much more snug fit, it looks better, and you don't get the heat or cold bleed (when you can feel it radiating through after sitting) that you do from black diamond. Plus, twill is an all around better fabric.
     
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    The twill is way to go, better warranty. Ours is supposed to ship on 18th .
     
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    Thanks for explaining why twill is better- much appreciated
     
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    I almost forgot. Twill also is a bit more structurally sound looking. I'm not sure how to describe it better than that, but it seems as if it has fewer issues with things like sagging, or looking like it's getting marks in it, etc. Black Diamond will also get a bit of a stretched look to it when it has water sitting on it overnight and it sags downward. It will go back, but my twill never did that.
     
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    You must be looking at the fastback top.for that price. I don't care for it, it doesn't open all the way like the factory top. Just flips open like the sunrider for hard top, half way.
     
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    How do you know the ship date? I haven't received any emails from them myself since ordering other than confirmation.
     
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    At the price point you listed that sounds like just the top itself and not the framing to retract the top. Unless that’s just what you want. The twill is true black, black diamond is more of a dark gray, especially overtime. Twill has a canvas feel, black diamond a plastic feel. Twill is supposedly quieter and retains inside temp better (haven’t noticed myself). Twill can be a little harder to clean very fine dust that gets in, but it does wash out. I went with Twill, but my Jeep is also black.
     
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    It's the pricing on the Trektop NX.

    https://www.bestop.com/jeep/2018/wrangler-jl/all-new-trektop-nx-soft-top/door/4/
     
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    Who did you order from ?
     
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