Exactly. The soft top is the same, if not quieter than the hard top. There’s a video somewhere of road tests done with sound meter app. Never understood the argument about winter either. I have no issues with cold or snow in my JLUR. It’s a Jeep, it’s supposed to be easy to go topless. That said, on the Gladiator, I can’t see going with a soft top. You’re only choices are sunrider or completely removed. Seems like a pain.The soft top on the JT is far from loud. Have you driven one?