I have been running a Softtopper for a few months now and here is my review.
I wanted the use of a camper shell without the cost and having the thing in my truck all the time. I don't really like the way they look but needed one for my dogs and gear on trips. With that said, I ordered a Softtopper with the storage bag and mesh rear window addition.
The installation was very easy and the instructions were excellent. I think it took all of an hour to complete the whole install. The hardware and frame appear to be good quality other than the plastic end brackets. I will be surprised if those last for 5 years but time will tell.
I did have a problem with the front window coming loose and slapping the back window of the cab violently. I contacted Softopper and their customer service was 2nd to none. I ended up installing three additional snaps and Softtopper sent me a new front window for free. Once that was taken care of, the top works perfectly and my two 100lbs dogs are happy riding in the back with the mesh window.
It takes 5-10 minutes to put up or take down by myself. Overall, it was the right call. It does the job for less than half the price of a camper shell.