Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big fan of kydex holsters and mag pouches for concealed carry. The owner of Werkz Ltd. (Shan) was recently interviewed by Greg during an episode of his Tactical Paradise podcast. Werkz is a family owned and operated kydex accessory manufacturer with products that range from holsters to mag pouches and similar accessories.
I was able to get my hands on a few of their products but for now I’ll be reviewing their double and single mag pouches. Theses pouches are made out of high quality kydex with a solid fit and finish. The pouches are designed to fit specific models of magazines and offer nice snug retention even to fully loaded/weighted magazines. While many magazines don’t “snap” into place (dependent on magazine build) users do know when they are fully seated in the pouch. The double pouch is slightly curved to provide a snug fit along your beltline which increases concealability and comfort. For added versatility, single mag pouches can be added to double mag pouches with provided Chicago Screws, allowing users to carry additional magazines when necessary.
Each pouch is made of two pieces of kydex molded together and secured to each other with rivets and Chicago Screws. From there the edges are polished to a nice smooth finish that won’t catch any clothing fibers. Belt loop sizes are available in both 1.5” and 1.75”, although I would bet most users would probably use the 1.5” option. While the options I tested were all in black, multiple color configurations are available to suit everyone’s needs. Werkz stands behind their products and offers a lifetime warranty on everything they sell. If you break it under normal use (what really defines “normal” anyways?) they’ll repair or replace it free of charge. Obviously these types of warranties are ideal; if a manufacturer doesn’t stand behind their product enough to warranty it for a lifetime, you should seriously reconsider who you are buying it from. Through my conversations with Shan and personally using Werkz holsters, I can understand why he backs his products with such a strong warranty.
Werkz does have a small quantity of in-stock mag pouches but the large majority seem to be on a small two week backorder. When compared to competitors of similar caliber, waiting two weeks for such a quality product is a no-brainer. The cost is extremely reasonable as well. If you have a custom need that doesn’t seem to be offered on their website, call or email Shan and he’ll find a way to fit your needs. I ran a custom need by him myself (kydex to MOLLE attachment) and he was able to send me a prototype of something he had tried before.
It is safe to say that every new kydex holster and mag pouch I buy going forward will be from Werkz. I understand this is a strong statement to make, but try one out and you’ll see why.
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: Ultra concealable and comfortable kydex magazine pouch (single and double).
Target Market: Concealed carriers, non-uniformed law enforcement officers, competition shooters.
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):
Full kydex construction.
Curved/contoured design for added concealment and comfort.
Passive friction retention to hold magazine semi-secured.
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? Black, Flat Dark Earth, Desert Digicam, Forest Digicam
What others are saying? “After shooting the Multi-Gun match with the holster I can say I’m highly impressed.” - The Weapon Kingpin
Retail = Same as MSRP
I need it now! Availability: Direct from the manufacturer's website.
+ Detailed fit and finish. + Solid lifetime warranty. + Contoured design. + Made in the U.S.A.
- Belt loops could benefit from an angled design to aid with feeding belt.
Score: 9.0 (Amazing)