Alien Gear Holsters Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster
- Adjustable ride height, cant and retention
- No maintenance or break-in time needed
- Waterproof neoprene backpad
- Lifetime warranty and 30-day trial period
- Proudly made in America
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The award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.0 offers best-in-class performance in comfort and concealment. Dubbed "Best Holster in the History of Ever" by readers of Concealed Nation, this inside-the-waistband gun holster is built with formfitting neoprene and a flexible base that requires zero break-in time.
You'll also notice the core of spring steel and ballistic nylon, which flexes but doesn't warp. This keeps the holster firm-yet-flexible, ensuring your pistol is carried securely. The top surface is a proprietary thermoelastic polymer surface, Alien Skin, which helps secure your pistol without marring the finish.
The retention shell is custom-made for the firearm you order the holster for, so you can expect custom fit right out of the box. The retention is also adjustable, so you can set the draw of your preference. Additionally, we use a universal shell system so you can actually swap shells for different models - and carry multiple pistols with one holster without sacrificing fit or retention.
Additionally, the belt clips can be adjusted for ride height and cant angle, allowing the wearer to set their gun holster to the perfect carry position.
Alien Gear Holsters are made in the USA, by American workers and we stand by our products. That's why every Alien Gear holster comes with our Iron Clad Triple Guarantee.
This includes a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. If unsatisfied for any reason before 30 days after purchase, contact us and we'll buy back your holster.
We also give you a lifetime of retention shell swaps. This is in case you trade in your pistol for a new model - send us the old shell and ask for the corresponding shell for your new gun, and we'll send it to you on the house. Lastly, we warranty your holster for life. As long as you have it, we will fix any problem - whether due to defect or damage - or replace your holster outright.
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The Alien Gear holster seems reasonably well made, although you should definitely Loctite all the screws before carrying once you have it adjusted the way you want it. The fasteners on the holster that I received were not torqued securely at all. They were barely snug enough to prevent them from backing out during shipping.
The black polymer belt clips are only large enough for 1.75" wide belts. I have an Uncle Mike's nylon webbing belt that is 1.875" wide. I made it work, but it keeps the clips splayed open slightly. (see images)
To be honest, many of my problems with this holster are going to be inherent to all IWB holsters. If you haven't carried IWB, you should know the following before ordering an IWB holster.
1) You need to buy new pants. If your pants fit without a pistol tucked inside, then plan on buying pants that are 2" larger in the waist for an IWB compact pistol and 3-4" larger in the waist for an IWB full size pistol in a holster.
2) If you lean back in a chair or while driving, the pistol grip will press into your kidney. It's not comfortable, although some people find it comforting. This will probably have you constantly leaning forward while seated.
3) Drawing is much faster than a pocket pistol, but reholstering can be difficult and even dangerous. I carried an unloaded pistol for testing, and after a day and many attempts, I was never able to reliably return the pistol to the IWB holster without removing my pants, or fiddling around behind my back so much that, no matter how careful I was, I'd be concerned that I'd shoot myself in the butt. The IWB holster collapses once the pistol is drawn, so the belt needs to be loosened before the pistol can be placed back into the holster without forcing it.
4) Even in the lowest, most tucked position (see images), the pistol will be located well above the rear pocket. That's good if you want to carry a wallet in your pants pocket although I'd still prefer to carry the wallet on the other side. However, riding that high, some flexibility is required to reach high enough behind your back to draw the pistol. This could be problematic for older people, or anyone with injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand.
5) An IWB holster isn't secure without the belt cinched. Even in the lowest carry position, most of the weight is above the belt line so it's top heavy and tends to flop around and flip upside down. It would have been much more top heavy and unstable if there were 17 rounds instead of my practice carry with an empty magazine. It's very awkward when dressing and I can see how a lot of people drop their pistols in bathroom stalls.
On the plus side, I liked the choice of synthetic materials used in the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster. The backing was comfortable directly against my skin although I didn't carry it in extreme temperatures, and the holster didn't move around once I cinched the belt. There was never any of that embarrassing nonsense where the holster starts to draw with the pistol. Other than the awkward ergonomics previously mentioned, drawing was reasonably fast and reliable.
I'm in a state where I can legally carry openly as well as concealed, and I never liked tucking my shirt in my pants anyway. I may try an OWB holster, although I'd greatly prefer something more discreet. Sadly, I'm probably sticking with back pocket deep concealed carry of a tiny seven round 9mm pocket pistol.
The pictures show the full size Arex Rex Zero 1 pistol (the S model) in the holster, with the clips adjusted for the lowest possible carry position (maximum tuck). The two pictures show the pistol protruding above the waist line on the outside of the pants, and the holster as seen on the inside of the pants.