Gear Review – Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0

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In many states in the United States it is legal to carry a firearm concealed. This means there is a need for a good holster that allows you to carry, but hides the firearm on you as best as possible. For me the choice was an IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster. I have tried a few, but when I came to the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster with Neoprene backing I stopped.

I purchased the Cloak Tuck 3.0 over a year ago and haven’t stopped wearing it since, except those few times I want to open carry. I have tried a single clip IWB holster, a few double clip styles, and an OWB low profile. The light weight, comfortable design of the Cloak Tuck 3.0 is the best I have tried.

The belt clip locations are fully adjustable up and down to customize the holster to the wearers needs. You can cant it forward or back, so the draw is comfortable to you. They also allow you to lower its ride to really make it more difficult to see, or raise it up to have an easier grab of the firearm. The flat nuts on the back that allow this adjustment do not dig into you either.

The rubbery “Alien Skin” face is very flexible and works with the kydex to give a strong hold on your firearm, but not enough that it’s difficult to draw. The neoprene backing on the “Alien Skin” face makes the holster very comfortable to wear right out of the packaging. The base design also allows a single holsters to fit many firearms with a simple change of the shell.

I have worn this holster while charcoaling, working in the yard, helping friends and family move, and while hiking in the woods. It have always been comfortable in all of those situations. Through all of that it has been wet from water and sweat, dirty, and generally a mess. With a simple cleaning and letting it dry it was good to go again and again.

The only negative I have had with this holster is the mounting of the kydex shell. The holster is made so you can change the kydex shell and use a different firearm with the same base. This means that the shell is screwed onto the based, and not riveted like many holsters. I have heard that with old school Harley’s you have to stop every few hundred miles and tighten up the nuts and bolts. That is about how this holster is. Every four weeks it’s a good idea to check all of the screws on the holster to make sure they are nice and tight. I have once lost a screw while wearing the holster, but thankfully the holster comes with additional screws and spacers.

Despite the one negative I would happily recommend this holster to anyone looking for an IWB holster. I liked it so much that my father and my brother-in-law bought one and it is the only holster they wear.

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