the soft top is a very attractive (maybe not appearance-wise) option for our trucks, since the hard top is no fun to remove solo and still a hassle with help. but the recent hailstorms in my area have prompted me to wonder just how tough the available soft tops really are. the jeep tops seem pretty stong. my friend's made it through the hail and a water balloon attack (that's aonther story) with only a few minor dimples in the plastic windows. the water balloon attack was stupid. we were on the way home, about 4:30am, from a night of and something hit the back of the jeep. we jumped out and found a small piece of a balloon. so, we went to my house and i drove the k5 to the same area. he trailed me by a few hundred feet, and sure enough, the idiot nailed my windshield (it was dirty, anyway). so, we both pulled onto the shoulder and shined out offroad lights into the wooded area. they hid, of course, but since i was expecting the hit, i was watching and was able to give the cops a description. idiot teenagers. i know it's been a while, but when i was that age, if i was in a park late at night, it was with a chick, not a sack of water balloons . this a$$clown has been doing this every weekend apparently. a guy in a sierra pulled up, knowing exactly what had happened, because he a week or two earlier, the balloon actually went into his truck, since his window was down. that's dangerous.