Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
July 07, 2017
Would buy again
Bottom Line: I would buy again and/or recommend to friends.
Pro: Super easy installation; plenty of room/space; can secure via cable underneath center of Jeep; no water issues in extreme downpour with 30 mph winds for 3 hours; outer layer/material dries extremely fast.
Con: securing via cable underneath center of Jeep is a bit loose for windy conditions; Material (inside surface) isn't the softest and unsure if it will cause abrasions to painted surfaces in windy conditions.
Installed on 2014 JKU. See the installation pdf for the recommended installation of the cable that secures underneath the center of your Jeep. The cable seems too long to be used to help the cover stay 'snug' during windy conditions. During windy conditions (sustained 20-30 mph sustained winds with 40 mph gusts), I was worried that this cover would come off. I used the cable to secure the cover underneath the center of the Jeep, but it was not 'snug' and the cable hangs down and 'rests' upon the ground. The sides of the cover would whip around, with the now attached cable and would smack my sidesteps. If I didn't have my sidesteps, I am sure this would have been even worse and would have been smacking my painted doors.
I wish there was a way to use the supplied cable to hold the cover on more tight/snug. I think the cable is designed more for someone to not steal the cover, though I think a screwdriver could probably break the supplied lock. I'd prefer something to make the fit snug over theft. The supplied cable/lock is only going to keep honest people honest and do little to stop someone bent on taking your cover.
The overall fit is slightly loose on my JKU, because I have a slant/fastback installed. Product pictures here show it installed over the front bumper. I have seen pictures elsewhere with it installed over the front grill, but exposing the front bumper. I have it installed over the front grill. If it is too tight for you, try installing behind the front bumper instead. Also, if its a tight fit for you, make sure to install from the back first with the front going on last. Easy enough with 1 person. Super easy with 2 people. Takes just a couple minutes to install.