In 1954, Bestop started in a small upholstery shop. The founder, Tom Bradley had an old brick schoolhouse with seven employees. Although the company started off extremely small, Bestop quickly developed a reputation for high quality. That word spread fast, and over the next 10 years Bestop continued to grow. Before they knew it they had canvas soft tops being distributed throughout the United States & worldwide. Fast forward 65 years later and Bestop is a leading manufacturer of premium soft tops for Jeep Wranglers and CJ’s in the world. Additionally they have been the sole supplier of factory soft tops for Jeep Wranglers for more than 3 decades!
Bestop is clearly no longer that small company located in Boulder, Colorado. The company is now based out of Louisville, Colorado which is not too far from where it all began. They have over 500 employees world-wide. They still continue to manufacture a broad line of soft tops and accessories for Jeep CJ and wrangler, plus an expanding line of additional Truck Accessories. Although they have employees world-wide, all Bestop brands soft tops are designed and manufactured in North America.
Bestop has a long history of ground-breaking products for the Jeep community. In 1987 they became the gold standard in replacement soft tops for Wrangler and CJ models. Innovations continued from there throughout the decades. As we fast forward into the 2000’s there are several notable innovative products. In 2016 one of the most innovative new products for the Wrangler JK was produced, The Sunrider for Hardtop. This replaced the factory Freedom Panels on Wrangler JK hardtops with an all-season, all-weather flip-back panel.
As new vehicles are continuously manufactured by Jeep, Bestop made sure they continued to produce products for ALL jeeps. When the Wrangler JL launched in 2018 Bestop stood up to the test and delivered a high quality product for them. The factory soft top they produced featured zipper less ease of use. The entire top folds smoothly and easily into the rear cargo area. Not to long after, available in the aftermarket, Bestop released the fastback Trektop as well as the Sunrider for Hardtop for the JL.
As we jump to 2019, two new products for the JK were released. The Supertop Ultra, which allows for a traditional profile top to fold completely back into the cargo area. The Core Doors were also released which are super lightweight aluminum doors that are extremely versatile and high quality. These doors allow you to easily remove the center panel of the door for more open-air fun. 2019 was a very busy year as the innovation hasn’t stopped with these two released but they also put out several products for the brand new Jeep JT Gladiator. They were able to launch the Sundrider for Hardtop, Element Doors, OE Soft Top, and Soft Tonneau innovations.
Now that 2020 is upon us, we are excited to see what new
products Bestop has to offer. One thing
for sure, they are extremely efficient about staying on top of new vehicle
Our Top Picks
Clearly we are a huge fan of Bestop for all your Jeep &
Truck needs! We hand picked some great products that are worth looking into.
54723-35 – SUPERTOP® NX FOR 2007-2018 WRANGLER JK UNLIMITED
54722-35 – SUPERTOP® NX FOR 2007-2018 WRANGLER JK 2DR
51740-01 – Bestop HighRock 4X4™ Element™ Front Tube Door Set for 2020 Jeep Gladiator JT
51741-01 – Bestop HighRock 4X4™ Element™ Rear Tube Door Set for 2020 Jeep Gladiator JT
79846-17 – Bestop Replacement Soft Tops for Jeep Wrangler
51798-17 – Black Twill Front Full Fabric Door Set for Jeep Wrangler
Bestop is your one stop for Jeep needs! Their innovation, high quality speak for themselves. They carry a large inventory of not only new vehicles being released, but older models as well. Although we highlighted a lot of jeep components, its important to remember they carry products for many Trucks. Their wide range shows a support amongst all makes and models which isn’t commonly found.