Soft tops or jeep tops are removable roofs usually attached to off-road vehicles to provide additional comfort while offering protection from the elements. Many off-road vehicle owners are generally inclined to driving around in their rides "topless" or without the use of a conventional roof. Aside from the quieter ride offered by a soft top, the protection from the element in less-than-ideal weather conditions is assured. With a soft top, open-air fun while riding with the top down is just a snap away.
Most soft tops are constructed out of vinyl, sail cloth and other durable fabrics to ensure that they stand up to the toughest abuses and harshest conditions. Installing and removing the soft top is rather easy as most varieties feature two quick-release header latches and it can be put up or folded down with the least effort. All-around protection is guaranteed by soft top models that have zip-out windows, heavy duty seams and a door frame system that minimizes wind noise and water leaks.
A popular soft top variety is the aptly-named bikini top which provides only overhead covering for the front seat. The bare covering it offers is ideal for nature lovers and beach freaks who want to soak in the sun. The traditional bikini tops are equipped with long straps attached to footman loops at the rear of a vehicle along with wraparound strap attachments for ease of installation. Newer models even provides roof coverage all the way to the rear of the vehicle.