Alien Gear OWB "Cloak Mod" Paddle Holster

by Miles

Alien Gear, well known for their versatile IWB holsters, has introduced an OWB holster that has some interesting features. Similar to their IWB versions, the “Cloak Mod” paddle holster is very diverse with what kind of polymer covering is affixed to the holster, being able to choose from a wide variety of handgun designs. However, this is only half the retention, the other half being a thin strip of metal that acts as a spring, underneath the actual firearm and towards the body. This is separated from the firearm by a similarly shaped piece of plastic. The two together, allow the spring to press the gun into the correctly shaped outer molder. All these pieces together allow the gun to lock into place while in the holster. The holster itself has a paddle type belt retention backing, that can be switched out with a much more traditional loop style backing that a belt is ran through. Both of these backings are included in the package. The entire holster system is available for $47.88 on their website.

Feel secure with the all-new Cloak Mod OWB Holster, a product that’s as innovative and durable as your favorite firearm. You will finally feel true, undeniable strength when you slip this state-of-the-art OWB paddle holster into your beltline for the first time. This is the next evolution of outside the waistband gun holsters. After spending over a year in development, our OWB paddle holster is ready to be carried by those looking to protect themselves on a daily basis. The Cloak Mod’s exceptional strength begins at its core with a spring-steel flex plate. This layer provides strength and support. Our engineers have also added a thermo elastomer retention membrane, a durable material that rests between your gun and the steel flex plate. When holstering your firearm, this thick layer of thermo elastomer snaps your gun into place and retains it once it’s there. You’ll also find that with its open-mouthed design, the muzzle of your gun will find a perfect access point to the rest of the gun holster. The curved holster paddle has been built to withstand a wide array of daily hardships. We have added a retainment lip to the inside of the paddle, which protects carriers from attackers looking to unhook their paddle holster. Rest assured, safety will always stay at your side with our state-of-the-art retention system. We at Alien Gear Holsters pride ourselves in the integration of customizations into the Cloak Mod OWB holster. Our Five-Point Customization System provides each open carrier with a variety of carry options. As a carrier, you will be able to adjust the cant/angle and level of retention. This can be achieved by following our comprehensive set of instructions provided with your order. To set us apart even further from other outside the waistband holsters, the Cloak Mod has the ability to become a belt slide holster, which can then be attached to your belt. If you prefer wearing the outside the waistband holster through your belt loop as opposed to wearing the paddle backer, just swap out the paddle component and replace it with the belt slide that came with the order. Lastly, the Cloak Mod’s holster shells are fully swappable. This allows you to easily switch out your holster shell to match the firearm you wish to carry. It’s that simple. Alien Gear Holsters promises a superior quality product, and we back this claim with our Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee. If any part of your Cloak Mod OWB holster breaks for any reason, we’ll repair or replace it for free. We also provide customers with free holster shell trades for life and a 30-day test drive. Invest in the future of OWB holsters for just $47.88, and have the ability to customize your carry like never before. If you already own an Alien Gear Holster shell that you’d like to use on your paddle holster, purchase the Cloak Mod OWB holster without a shell for only $42.88..

Although I really like the use of a large metal springlike contraption to provide tension, I’m curious as to why Alien Gear has gone with an OWB holster that would print significantly more than other OWB holsters in competition. Considering they have their name for IWB holsters that do exceptionally well, and at an excellent price.


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  • CavScout CavScout on Apr 26, 2016

    Alien Gear is proof you can do well simply with good marketing, even with sub par products.

  • Glock Guy Glock Guy on Apr 30, 2016

    Great product with interchangeability! It's a win-win for me. I like the paddle too. We can't all take our guns to work with us, so I like the ability to take my holster off right before leaving my vehicle. The only thing I would like is the ability to add tactical light to the holster, as an option.