Kydex holster rubbing skin

Kydex holster rubbing skin

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    Kydex holster rubbing skin

    I have a IWB kydex holster that is rubbing my skin on my side. I dont like to wear an undershirt. I have seen a few holsters where people are adding a felt/leather like material to the backside of the holsters to keep from rubbing the skin. Looks like it might have an adhesive backed material. Tried to find the thread that had the material but I cant find again. Anyone have any information on the product? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Moleskin works great (although the moles hate it).


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    What's it doing to you by rubbing? I'm just wondering what a different material is going to do to help. Personally I'd find felt or moleskin more irritating rubbing up against my skin than kydex, but maybe that's just because I'm used to it. If you do try anything, I'd suggest something easy to get back off to start with, just in case you find it doesn't help.
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    Its rubbing a small a small red spot into my skin. If it keeps up I am sure it will be a blister.

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    You could use felt from a craft store, would be easy to glue to the back. Wally world probably carries it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flat_iv View Post
    I have a IWB kydex holster that is rubbing my skin on my side. I dont like to wear an undershirt. I have seen a few holsters where people are adding a felt/leather like material to the backside of the holsters to keep from rubbing the skin. Looks like it might have an adhesive backed material. Tried to find the thread that had the material but I cant find again. Anyone have any information on the product? Any help would be appreciated.

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    I didn't like wearing undershirts, either, but soon got used to it when I began carrying IWB several years ago.
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    your best bet is to just wear an undershirt.
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    Get some A style T shirts for this heat...that might help. It does for me...
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    Undershirts keep you cooler and prevent rubbing.

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    Had the same problem from my hand grip. Got some tank top T shirts and the rub is gone plus can wear with any shirt and look like no T on. Cool in summer also.

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    I know several people have already said it, but I'll just add to it in hopes that it will get the point across.

    Undershirts. Specifically tank tops, often referred to as "wife beaters". Very comfortable once you get used to them (which doesn't take long).


    Just please, for the love of everything proper, don't wear them in public without a regular shirt over them. Cause that's just kinda trashy.
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    The problem is caused my the movement of the holster causing friction on your non moving skin. If you apply something to the back of the holster, it will just be a different surface rubbing on your skin. An undershirt allows the holster to do it's thing while protecting your skin from the friction. I use T shirts, but A shirts are fine too if you are worried about the heat.

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    I'm a big guy and get hot & sweaty in the summer. I NEVER wore undershirts prior to carrying IWB. I quickly changed that philosophy and now wear, and prefer, A style undershirts every day. You will get used to them to the same extent you did with your gun...you feel naked without it.

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