Alien Gear patents holster design

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Figure 2 of Alien Gear’s patent for the Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster.

Idaho holster company Alien Gear announced that it now has the patent for its popular inside the waistband holster — a milestone for the young company.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent for the Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster by Alien Gear on April 6, a little more than two years after the company filed the application.

According to the company’s statement, the patent protects the unique design comprised of a steel core insert with a multi-layered covering.

A search of USPTO shows the company’s owner, Thomas Tedder, registered to the one patent. However, the company said it has others pending for items like an outside the waistband holster and other unreleased products.

Alien Gear was founded in 2013 out of Hayden, Idaho. In addition to holsters, the company offers a number of relatable products like a belts and attachments for the holster.