[HOLSTER REVIEW] Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster


Innovation brings about the best products that companies have to offer, and that’s exactly what Alien Gear has been doing since their inception. Pushing the envelope and progressing forward with new ideas, AG has recently introduced the Cloak Tuck 3.0 to the world… and it’s out of this world!


The Cloak Tuck design has been evolving ever since the original, which included a typical kydex shell and leather backing. We know that design, and we’re very familiar with it.

Then, Alien Gear surprised everyone with the unveiling of the Cloak Tuck 2.0 which provided a neoprene backing in place of the leather, making it durable and completely eliminating the need for the holster to wear in.

On the table now: The Cloak Tuck 3.0


Back when I did the 2.0 review, I called it “a vast improvement over their original Cloak Tuck design.” I can now say that again with the 3.0 advancement. Just wait until you hear what they’ve done.

The Cloak Tuck 3.0 concealed carry holster offers an unmatched level of comfort and concealability within the concealed carry world. Alien Gear Holsters’ new edition IWB holster exudes improved retention, enhanced flexibility and provides extreme comfort to users without sacrificing size and weight. This flawless gun holster comes as a product of thoughtful design by both Alien Gear Holsters manufacturers and a dedicated team of engineers.

The true quality of the Cloak Tuck 3.0 begins at its core with a stainless spring-steel band that acts as a sturdy backbone to the iwb holster ( inside the waistband ) . This material provides added retention and durability from the inside out and allows for years of hard use without breakage. A perfect layer of thermoelastic polymer covers the face of the gun holster, while an “Alien Skin” texture provides added grip to keep your firearm in place.

Alien Gear Holsters also improved the Cloak Tuck’s overall comfort by covering the once exposed T-Nuts with a layer of soft neoprene fabric on the back of the pistol holster. Concealed carriers will feel true comfort and quality down to the last stitch.

This concealed carry IWB holster can be equipped with a variety of belt clips, including our enhanced concealed options (the nylon “C” clips and “J” clips). The Cloak Tuck 3.0 also has the ability to house multiple shells, allowing concealed carriers to swap out their guns while keeping the same holster base.

Plus, they still include the spare parts kit… only it’s even more awesome than before. In the handy little setup below, they give you everything needed to either replace parts or adjust your shell’s retention. It’s a brilliant way to display and store the hardware.



This holster, like the 2.0, uses a Neoprene Composite backing that is extremely comfortable and sweat-proof. In addition, the front of the holster now sports a material called thermoelastic polymer. This material provides additional strength, grip and aesthetic appeal to the holster.



Another great feature that Alien Gear has brought to the table is the hidden hardware on the backside of the holster. The vast majority of the hardware is now sandwiched between the layers, providing an even more comfortable ride for the user.


And last but not least, my favorite edition of all: the incorporation of a thin piece of stainless spring-steel. This steel adds extra support where it’s needed most; behind the firearm. It makes for a much more comfortable holster when sitting, and also makes for easier holstering of your firearm. It’s a small but massive improvement over the 2.0 model.

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The video below, from Alien Gear, outlines in detail the changes and upgrades that were made between the 2.0 and the 3.0. It’s easy to see how great the improvements are, and why they were chosen.


My 2.0 was always comfortable, but this one is even better. For me, the addition of the spring steel is the best selling point, as it adds the extra ‘backbone’ to make the holster more stable –and less flexible– so that your firearm isn’t digging into you when you sit. It’s a welcomed change, and really does feel great when you wear it.


Yea, I think we made up that word. The concealability of the Cloak Tuck 3.0 is just as good as the 2.0 and many other IWB holsters on the market. It offers adjustable ride height as well as adjustable cant, and will fit any concealed carrier’s needs for a great IWB solution that will provide excellent firearm concealability and retention.

This holster is also designed to be tuckable, so you can still dress nicely while you carry your firearm.


With this holster and the spare parts kit, Alien Gear allows you to adjust the firearm retention quite a bit. If you want less retention, you can simply use the larger inserts that they provide in the kit. Conversely if you want more retention, you may use the smaller inserts. These inserts either raise or lower the firearm shell from the holster backing, hence adjusting the retention level.

Price & Guarantee

$43.88 (Link To Product)

In line with the other Alien Gear products, the price point is well below the industry average for similar-styled IWB holsters. For less than $45, you’re getting an amazing product that will last you a lifetime.

Literally. Just take a look at their guarantee:

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About Brandon Curtis | View all posts by Brandon Curtis

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • BlueSCCY

    I love mine. I bought it because of your recommendation and I’m very happy I did. The comfort level is unmatched when compared to full kydex holsters. Sitting in a vehicle, you almost forget you are carrying. And being a hybrid, the profile of the holster is nearly cut in half. One of the best holsters out there :)

  • BlueSCCY

    Oh and Mr. Brandon, are you carrying the 3.0? Your bio still states 2.0 :)

    • Pulaski-County Frontiersmen

      It clearly says 3.0

  • CalebTheMoose

    Aside from the slight price difference, how does the cloak tuck 3.0 compare with the INCOG holster from GCode? These two are my top concealment holster choices and I’d love a more educated opinion. :)

  • Eugene

    I own a 2.0 and a 3.0. I hang them on a Beltman belt cinched tight. When using plastic clips they “travel “. I emailed AlienGear and they promptly replied apologizing for the problem and suggested I use metal clips. The metal clips stopped the “travel” but scratched my expensive belt. aliengear has a problem with their plastic clips and should fix it.

    • BlueSCCY

      I use the C clamps and they work perfect with my duty belt. I have a 5.11 tactical velcro. Seems it’s a belt/clip issue rather than just the holster.. they also have the leather loops, have you tried those?

  • dieseldude

    Sorry to say but the 3.0 just doesn’t work for me, I had a 2.0 and the plastic inside broke after a month and a half of use ,so i paid the difference and got a 3.0 after about a week of use I received another holster i had ordered and started trying that one out. After 2 weeks I went back to the AG 3.0 for one day and could not wait to take it off at the end of the day, so i went back to my ONYX, by SGUSA and sent the 3.0 backing back and requested a leather backing and a refund for the difference which AG was more then happy to do, they do have great costumer service. Not saying that it is a bad holster just didn’t work for me.

  • Robert

    I 100 percent agree. They nailed it with the cloak 3. I will be buying at least 2 more, for full coverage.

    Just wish they would make mag pouches.

  • Tim

    I challenge you to try the Tulster Holster, I love mine for my g43, and I tried 7 holsters, nothing is as minimal and still covers everything.

  • Bubba Rick

    How much were you paid for this ” review ” what a joke …..neoprene. …..sweat proof..what about all the sweat it causes ?

  • Jeremy

    I have tried many holsters crossbreed and to many to write down. I am 6’3 and 255 lbs and the cloak tuck 3.0 is absolutely comfortable. I bought the alien gear belt and use the standard plastic clips and everything works and fits perfect. I mostly carry my glock 27. But with this holster I am able to carry my HK USP full size 40. That is a big gun and it disappear seven with just a shirt. I got two amazing holsters for $56. Alien gear will be the only holster I will be using from now on. Great product