Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD OWB Holster Review

Review of the Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD Outside the WaistBand (OWB) Holster *scroll down for the video review* We have known Alien Gear Holsters as our favorite brand of budget […]

Alien gear holsters cloak MOD OWB holster reviewReview of the Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD Outside the WaistBand (OWB) Holster

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We have known Alien Gear Holsters as our favorite brand of budget friendly IWB holsters for concealed carry. Alien Gear is pushing their boundaries with the new Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD OWB holster.

Another OWB holster… So What?

Fair question.

From a distance it looks like many other plastic OWB holsters that have been on the market for years. However, on closer inspection there is a big difference. Alien Gear has incorporated a rubber membrane layer, backed by a flexible steel layer to provide compressive resistance and hold the pistol firmly against the holster’s shell.

Jeff wearing Alien gear holsters cloak MOD OWB holster reviewHow Alien Gear Holsters describes the Cloak MOD OWB holster:

“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.”

Is it stable and secure on a gunbelt?

So far, yes. As of this writing I have only worn it for 2 days, but had no issues at all.

How is the retention of the gun in the holster?

This is where the Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD OWB holster shines. The innovative rubber membrane… excuse me “thermo elastomer retention membrane”… provides a bit of natural grip on the pistol, while the steel layer directly behind it effectively pushes the pistol into the custom molded shell. The shell does a decent job of holding the pistol securely with a bit of extra indention in the trigger area so that the trigger guard itself acts as a bit of a catch to keep the pistol from

Alien gear holsters cloak MOD OWB holster review belt slide attachment

Alien gear holsters cloak MOD OWB holster belt slide attachment

coming out. This natural retention is enhanced by both the outward pressure provided by the steel layer and the almost tacky feeling rubber layer.

Paddle holster or belt holster?

Your choice. The Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD OWB holster comes installed with the rather cool looking Alien Head shaped paddle with a big lip to catch and hold the bottom of your gunbelt. Should you want a more secure option there is also a belt slide attachment in the package.

Made in the USA

This is meaningful to us, and it should be to you as well.

What if I change pistols?

One of the neat things about the full line of Alien Gear Holsters IWB and OWB holsters is that they all share the same swappable shells. So, if you change your gun all you have to do is get a new shell that fits your new gun. Alien Gear Holsters will even trade you. Send them your old shell and they will send you a new one for your new gun.


As with the Alien Gear Holsters IWB holsters, the OWB Cloak MOD holster has 3 sets of rubber spacers (3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″) and appropriate length screws for each. By changing the screws and spacers you can adjust for a wider or narrower pistol. This adjustment also allows you to dial up or down the level of resistance to removing the pistol from the holster… either increasing or decreasing retention.
The Cloak MOD OWB holster also adjust 15 degrees forward or aft cant or tilt.


So far I am quite pleased with the new Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD OWB holster. It has the right mix of firm retention on the belt, good retention of the gun in the holster, a wide range of adjustability, and a competitive price.

Gear Score
A nice OWB holster at a very attractive price. The Alien Gear Holsters Cloak MOD appears to be a winner!

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.