Alien Gear Holsters Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB Holster Review

Alien Gear Holsters Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB Holster Review

Alien Gear Holsters Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB Holster Review

Alien Gear Holsters showed up in March of 2013 and caused quite a stir in the market. Their first offerings to the public were well built and they have one heck of a warranty. Head on over to their website and check out their warranty here: Alien Gear Holsters Warranty.

Very recently, they’ve improved upon an already good product. The new Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster has the same fit, form and function as the old model, but the folks at Alien Gear have added a few things. The backing is now made of a padded waterproof neoprene, which keeps moisture away from your firearm.  One of the really nice additions they package with this holster is a pack of replacement parts that can be used to custom fit the holster to the gun. The standard belt clips are nylon or steel, your choice when you order, though Alien Gear recommends the nylon clips. Alien Gear also offers a variety of belt clips that can be ordered with the holster, or purchased afterwards if you decide to change things up. Available are a pair of “J” clips, “C” clips, leather belt loops. The “J” and “C” clips are less visible and add an element of concealment to your carry rig. Each clip mount has an upper, lower and middle position to choose from and the front and back can be set independently so if you prefer a slight cant to your holster, no problem.

Alien Gear Holsters Parts Pack

Alien Gear Holsters Parts Pack

Cloak Tuck 2.0 Back

Cloak Tuck 2.0 Back

The main backing facing the gun is traditional leather. The backing sewn on the reverse side is now made of waterproof neoprene. This ensures that moisture cannot penetrate the leather backing and settle on your sidearm. For hot climates, this is a big improvement over a plain leather slab that can absorb moisture and transfer it to your gun (bleh!).  The shell is made of Kydex and is held in place by four fasteners which can be easily tightened or loosened simply by screwing them down or loosening them. There is a rubber grommet mounted beneath the Kydex at each fastener location that helps you apply the desired tension on the Kydex shell against your gun. One of the cool things that Alien Gear offers is the ability to simply order a new shell, should you decide to carry a different gun. That way, your nicely broken in backing can be used to carry the latest tool of your choice.

Like almost all holsters, this unit will require a little breaking in. I found the shell holding my gun to fit pretty well. There was enough tension right out of the box, so I didn’t need to fiddle with that much. Drawing from the holster is a breeze. I never experienced anything hang up or catch, and the rig clung to my belt no matter what I did. Standing, sitting, bending, all manner of movements did not cause the belt clips to release of the gun to pop out or inch upwards. Re-holstering was just as simple. I carry mine mounted in the middle position, so the waistband of does not obstruct the Kydex shell.

Alien Gear Holsters Cloak Tuck 2.0

Alien Gear Holsters Cloak Tuck 2.0

 

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the size, weight and quality of this holster. That coupled with their rock-solid warranty and it’s tough to compete with these guys. If you’re looking for a carry rig, I think this is definitely something you should consider. Head on over to their website and see for yourselves.

Alien Gear Holsters
827 W. Prairie Ave
Hayden, Idaho 83835
Phone: (208) 215-2046 (7am – 5pm PST)
Web: http://aliengearholsters.com
Email: [email protected]

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  • Michael

    I just got my Clock Tuck 2.0 last week for my Ruger LC9 everyday carry. I love it! How can you beat a forever warranty and free shell exchange if you decide to change guns? It’s comfortable and so easy to adjust and conceal. I highly recommend it!

  • Jeff Alley

    I ordered mine about a week a go. I ordered the two holster pack and an extra shell for another one of my guns. I can’t wait to try it out in about five weeks.

  • Valdier

    I have a 1.0 and have to say, this is without a doubt the best concealed holster I have ever owned.

  • Rodger

    I own three of the Cloak Tuck 2 holsters and an extra shell. I know you can buy one holster and as many shells for other pistols as you need, but for the price it is a good investment for me to just grab the holster with my gun already in the saddle and ready to ride. The holster comes in three sizes for different size pistols. Since I carry three different size pistols this is easier than changing the shell every time. I have owned many IWB holsters and this is the most comfy and low priced that I have seen. It has got to be the best idea out there on new holsters. I love mine and they make one for almost every handgun including my Steyr S9-A1.

  • Jrayy

    This was the first hoslter I bought for my 2014 CZ P-07.
    Lucky for my wallet, this was also the last (IWB) holster I bought! Configured perfectly from the factory, my P-07 is invisible even under a basic t shirt. Super comfortable. Easy draws and reholster.

    I’ve been wearing it every day for about 10 months and the leather material is slightly bending out, but construction, comfort, price, fit is perfect. Well worth the price I paid. I would buy again.

    For those on the fence – buy it!

  • Pete Fife

    I’d would correct the article about the leather backing, it is NOT leather. I do have two IWB and one of their OWB. The OWB seem to sit high.

  • Raphiki

    Don’t really love mine. Neoprene makes me sweat since it doesn’t breath. The “spacers” they have is simply cut pieces of rubber tubing. The spacers are only needed because the shaft on the T-nuts are too long. When I ordered mine I also ordered the leather belt loops. After an 8 week wait the loops were not shipped with my holster so I called them. I thought they would simply reach on the shelf, pull out some loops and drop them in the mail. Not so much. My request went back into their 6-8 week queue. I finally after not receiving them for 4 weeks I called back to complain. I had the loops in 3 days.

    I don’t wear mine anymore. The price is right with this holster, but, unfortunately, that’s all!

  • Wizzardly

    I bought the leather-backed set, with a shell for my Kahr 40 (summer carry) and another for my Glock 40 (winter carry). Try as I could, I couldn’t get it to be as comfortable as the DeSantis Cozy Partners I use for each. The Alien Gear has joined the other items in my unusable holster box.

  • airsmith006

    I ordered 2 of the tuck holsters, and so you know, it takes a while to get them. When I got mine I realized their design has a flaw. The craftsmanship is very good, but the design leaves something to be desired. The main “paddle” is a piece of leather sewn to a piece of neoprene, but the flat captive nuts that hold the holder and belt links on are exposed. When I wore a shorter shirt, some of the lower captive bolts rubbed my skin raw. Ok, so I have to wear a longer shirt…then the back of captive bolts rubbed a hole in my shirt! The overall design is really good, but they could make it a LOT nicer by putting the flat captive bolts on the back of the leather panel, sanding them down so they are smooth with no burrs, THEN sew the neoprene on to cover the captive bolts.

    • Mikial

      Agreed, airsmith006.

      I tried every combination of clothing, and nothing made this thing comfortable. And lest you think I am some overweight guy with too much flesh to rub . . not so. I am a very fit man, so it was indeed a flaw in the design.

      My Crossbreed holster, which has a backing that covers the entire grip of the gun, is very comfortable. But the Alien Gear was not at all comfortable. Now, to their credit, they refunded my entire purchase price and even told me just to keep the holster. I don’t use it, but maybe i can find an application. For me, the extra $30 for the Crossbreed was well worth the extra quality and comfort.

      • Jrayy

        I have not had the chance to try the cross breed.

        I did experience the same “rubbing raw” of my skin when worn without an undershirt. I now wear an undershirt daily and have not experienced any more rubbing problems. The thin shirt is plenty of barrier for me. Very comfortable.

    • Pete Fife

      I do not have that issue with mine, all personal preference and such. However I have worn on my skin, feels just fine and I didn’t have the issue you stated with the flat captive nuts. As well as the creating holes in shirts… I use this as my daily carry holster. I have bough two others.

      • unixfool

        Same here…I wear this holster with no undershirt a majority of the time and have no skin abrasions. When I wear shirts, there’s no fraying.

  • Mikial

    I tried every combination of clothing, and nothing made this thing
    comfortable. And lest you think I am some overweight guy with too much
    flesh to rub . . not so. I am a very fit man, so it was indeed a flaw
    in the design.

    My Crossbreed holster, which has a
    backing that covers the entire grip of the gun, is very comfortable. But
    the Alien Gear was not at all comfortable. Now, to their credit, they
    refunded my entire purchase price and even told me just to keep the
    holster. I don’t use it, but maybe i can find an application. For me,
    the extra $30 for the Crossbreed was well worth the extra quality and
    comfort.

  • Lynn B

    I wanted to exchange my Glock holster for an XDS and emailed them, and 3 1/2 MONTHS later got a reply on how to do that. They used the excuse that their computer was down. Sheesh. My computer went down and had to reload the OS, and I had a backup of all my data files, so it took all of 1/2 day to get back up and running. 3 1/2 MONTHS???? Guess I’ll look elsewhere for my XDS holster.

    • Very odd experience that you had. I sent a shell for a G17 back to exchange it for a 1911 5″ shell. Took them all of a week to receive the old shell, swap it out for what I was needing and send me the 1911 shell. I have had nothing but stellar customer service from them. So much so that I sold my cross breed super-tuck (horsehide) and exclusively carry with AG now. The holsters are more comfortable, the service is better and the owner is not an arrogant jerk. I told myself that I wouldn’t buy any cross breed stuff ever again after he bought XDtalk from Kermee and began to run the site like a gestapo idiot. Granted, his stuff, his choice on how he runs it, but that was enough for me to want to not do business with him anymore.

      • Ron1117

        I own an AG for a S&W Shield. The shell didn’t cover the trigger as much as I would like, and they sent another one immediately, no question asked (they said they are hand finished).
        This is my 3rd and not final IWB holster. It is extremely comfortable and I almost forget I am wearing it.
        I highly recommend this holster for comfort and AG for their customer service.
        Only recommendation is think about all guns you may want to carry. I have a Glock 19 as a back up, and although I can get another shell, I should of gotten the slightly larger backing for both of my weapons.

  • matt

    I got one of these about 6 months ago. I figured they are so inexpensive why not? The phrase you get what you pay for is very evident. The kydex piece is very rough around the edges. Looks cut and trimmed by hand with no finishing work done after and it doesn’t fit my Glock as perfectly as it should. The back of the captive nuts are not recessed nor do they even sit flush. They are proud of the neoprene backing and slightly crooked. The result is metal digging into your skin and tearing your shirts. This makes the holster totally unwearable. I emailed Alien shortly after receiving the holster with my concerns but never received a response. I made some mods that make it ok but the customer should not have to do this. This holster is in a box with some other tried and failed products.

    I currently wear the same MTAC Minotaur I have for almost 10 years. Wear it nearly every day and in IDPA matches. Have not had anything wear out or break on this holster and it is very comfortable.

    Remember, a CC holster is part of a system that may save your life. Do not compromise. Spend a few extra bucks and get a quality holster not this piece of junk.

  • Sig_Sauer

    I have three of their holsters: Sig 1911, P226 and P239. It may take some time to make adjustments. Once, I found the right combination of holster height and cant they are very comfortable and concealable.

  • tbalestrini

    Claiming it to be “the most comfortable holster” is a bold statement considering everyone has different body types. I personally am very happy with Aliengear holster.

  • CT

    Just got my Holster. It only took three days. Cant comment much on the actual comfort and quality. But for the price…..I may not complain much.

  • unixfool

    I have two of these holsters, plus an extra shell that I can swap out with one of the two holsters. I’ve had the holsters since March. I’ve not run into a single issue. I don’t care about how the kydex looks since it is inside the waistband when worn…you won’t see any imperfections when it’s worn, by design, so it doesn’t have to be perfect, IMO. But it feels great. It’s so comfortable that I’ve actually fell asleep while watching TV on my couch (fully stretched out and lying on the handgun and holster). The neophrene works well, as I’ve worked in the yard with the holster and gun in place and the sweat never made it to the gun. It’s a great product.

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