by the name alone, one would think the outer banks would be more of a beach mobile than a rock crawler. to me the outer banks package seems to be directed more towards the sahara package jeep customers rather than the rubicon customers. the i can relate to the soft top problems which he encountered, in my old jeep, interstate travel was brutal with the beating of the wind on the top. i used to compare it to sitting inside a drum and being beaten on. it was an exhausting experience. the 12 hour trips i made from ft. bragg to new orleans were torturous (the lack of a/c didn't help). long trips were always met with trepidation with the soft top. convertibes which have had lined tops were much better for travel, but the size of the top on the bronco would make me feel it would be susceptible to such buffeting.