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Old July 4, 2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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Aliengear Neoprene Composite Holster

I love a good leather/kydex hybrid, but I was looking at Alien Gear's website, and now they offer a neoprene/kydex hybrid holster. Has anyone tried this? Is the neoprene as durable as the leather backing? I'm looking at getting a new holster, and would like to try Alien Gear, and Alien Gear is trying to move everyone to the neoprene backed hoslters.
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Old July 14, 2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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I don't think there will be any issues with it holding up...even if there were, they will replace/repair for you at not cost to you. For the price going in, I say give it a shot!
Be prepared for a long wait though. My original Cloak Tuck was ordered on 5/31; as of this morining I'm still waiting. I think it will be worth the wait.
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Old July 14, 2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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In general, leather is a more durable material than neoprene. The fact they alien gear is calling this an "upgrade" and charging more is dishonest IMO. It it were the same price or cheaper than the standard leather/kydex holster, I might consider giving it a try.
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Old July 26, 2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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I got a 2.0 last week and have been carrying my PX4 SC in it. Almost forget its there. Very light and have no problems drawing and re-holstering. We see how it holds up long term.
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Old August 1, 2014, 07:11 PM   #5
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I just ordered mine last week (Glock 26) & found out after I ordered I had a 3 to 4 week wait before shipping. Kinda wish they told about they wait times before you ordered. I will check it out and report.
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Old August 7, 2014, 03:45 PM   #6
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One problem I have with leather IWB holsters is they wick moisture and my pistol gets wet when I'm working hard.
If neoprene can solve that and still be comfortable I'm all for it.
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Old August 7, 2014, 05:52 PM   #7
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I've been on the sidelines about them for a while ... mostly because I have good holsters for every pistol that I would ever carry (and a few more ).

But the neoprene sounds interesting enough that I will swing by their site and give it a look.

Thanks for the heads-up!

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Old August 12, 2014, 04:48 AM   #8
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Decided to give them a shot

So after seeing some of the responses, I'm gonna give it a shot. I needed a holster for my Walther p99 anyways, and I have an Old Faithful to compare it to in terms of durability, comfort, weight, etc., which makes sense now that they are the same company.

Report and Review will be here in a few weeks.
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Old August 12, 2014, 09:32 AM   #9
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I ordered one as well ... we'll see how they do. I'll also report back when it arrives.

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Old August 24, 2014, 09:33 AM   #10
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I also have one on order. I had one of their original leather Cloak Tuck models, but I didn't care for it.
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