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We don't have any plans to come out with a bikini top at this time. For now we will have our hands full redesigning the rest of our products for the JLU!I wonder if JTops going to come out with a bikini version just for the front freedom panels?
We take pride in manufacturing and supporting the people/economy in our new hometown! We are signed up to help sponsor our first Jeep® event and have added multiple new people in manufacturing!I am comfortable paying a reasonable premium for a company that takes pride in paying their employees fairly. Thank you for that.
My intention is to run topless most of the time but it would be nice to take shelter from the So Cal sun when I end up stuck for long periods. Would keeping the shade in the back and "throwing it on" occasionally be realistic?
To that end, what would it look like "down and stored"?
Roughly how many minutes to install once you get the hang of it?
Lastly, would it help at all in light rain?
Our top is super quick to install, once you get the buckles set up the first time. Out of the package they need to be adjusted from packing position, but when you take it off after that, you only have to loosen the straps a little bit. The straps clip on and off with our signature, military grade compression buckles which literally take seconds to clip and unclip. I'd say once you have some experience you should be able to get it installed in ...maybe five minutes? It's SUPER easy, in my humble opinion!
Stored, you'd just roll the top as you're taking to off the roll cage to make it easier to reinstall. Our metal rods that make up the support system in the front and rear require it to be rolled versus folded, so it would look like a tube, I guess would be the best shape to describe it.
As for the rain... it is mesh top, rather than solid vinyl so water will inevitably drip through. At 30-40 MPH the shade does help keep water out, but once you stop for a stop sign/light, you will DEFINITELY get wet.
Thanks for your questions! I hope this has helped answer some of them!