Soldier Systems Reviews

Soldier Systems Review: XGO Factory Visit
May 06, 2017

Soldier Systems Review: XGO Factory Visit

Last week, I had the chance for a quick visit to XGO’s parent company, Longworth Industries, to tour not only their factory, where they assemble garments, but also their mill, where they create their fabrics.

The factory was humming right along when I arrived mid-afternoon. Longworth currently runs one shift per day in this factory which produces XGO clothing for military and LE customers all year long, with seasonal production of their commercial, Polarmax line.

At any one time, Longworth Industries holds about $1.5 Million in raw goods, but not much of it lays dormant. Each lot is checked for proper color shade and to ensure the fabric meets its basic characteristics.

While each day, the management team lays out the day’s production goals, fabric is cut in a continuing process to stay ahead of the sewing floor.

One of the most interesting processes for me was their use of ink cups to print labels. Longworth had previously used a heat transfer process for their labels.

Conveniently, Longworth’s fabric mill is located right next door to their garment factory.

The majority of XGO’s Berry Compliant fabrics are milled here. Above, you see a bi-component knit being woven with different outer and inner yarns. They also use a dye house located nearby and the XGO headquarters and warehouse aren’t far away. The close proximity of their supply chain helps control costs.

The mill runs three shifts with some additional overtime. That’s an interesting ratio. At their current rate, which includes a multitude of variables, they run three shifts at the mill to produce one shift’s worth of garments.

Although central North Corlina was once well known for its textile industry, new employees must be trained, particularly sewing machine operators. This is an issue, I’ve seen time and time again, regardless of the location. People just don’t grow up sewing anymore. However, the team they’ve got right now, was doing a great job of assembling garments.

I want to thank to Longworth Industries team for hosting me on short notice. They have assembled a great team.

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Soldier Systems Review: SHOT Show 17 – XGO FR Combat Hoodie
January 30, 2017

Soldier Systems Review: SHOT Show 17 – XGO FR Combat Hoodie

SHOT Show 17 – XGO FR Combat Hoodie

The FR Combat Hoodie is made from their Phase I fabric, a 4.8 oz FR fabric and is designed to be part of a layering system, offering thumholes, an FR mesh face mask which can be tucked behind the head when not needed and mesh ear side panels to enhance hearing. It enhances FR coverage for those who wear No Melt/No Drip garments.

www.proxgo.com

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Soldier Systems Review: SOFIC – XGO Phase 4-0
June 20, 2016

Soldier Systems Review: SOFIC – XGO Phase 4-0

SOFIC – XGO Phase 4-0

This water resistant zip mock pullover incorporates a zippered chest pocket and flat seams. It’s made from their heavyweight tech face fleece with a DWR coating.

Available in Small – 2XL in Desert Sand, Black, Coyote and Navy.

www.proxgo.com

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Soldier Systems Review: Rampart International To Carry XGO Clothing In Canada
June 20, 2016

Soldier Systems Review: Rampart International To Carry XGO Clothing In Canada

Rampart International To Carry XGO Clothing In Canada

XGO has recently joined forces with Rampart International to expand its offerings into Canada.

“We are honored to have aligned ourselves with great people and a great organization. We look forward to providing both Non FR base layer and FR base layer solutions to the Canadian Military and Law Enforcement communities. XGO’s strategic partnership with Rampart will help grow our brand and help us reach our customers and friends to the North,” related Aloysius Donovan, Director of Sales at XGO.

“We are thrilled to welcome the XGO brand to Rampart’s expanding lineup of the world’s best operational equipment,” said Mike Klein, President of Rampart International Corp. “XGO’s American made line of performance clothing and FR protective garments offer the quality, functionality and protection our end users require. XGO products will be more accessible and affordable than ever before in Canada and we are excited to get the brand into the hands of our customers,” Klein continued.

From now until May 24th Rampart is offering 20% off retail pricing for all MIL/LE/Agency purchases in Canada. 

Email sales@rampartcorp.com for more information.

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Soldier Systems Review: XGO – Phase 1 FR Short Sleeve T-Shirt
June 20, 2016

Soldier Systems Review: XGO – Phase 1 FR Short Sleeve T-Shirt

XGO – Phase 1 FR Short Sleeve T-Shirt

FR Flyer

Generous cut, loose fit. Designed to fit loosely for comfort and full range of motion. Allows for unrestricted movement.

-Lightweight First Layer
-Patented blend of Modacrylic & FR Rayon
-Superior Moisture-Wicking
-Quick Drying
-Ag47™ Anti-Microbial Protection
-Won’t Shrink, Pick or Pill
-Durable and Breathable
-Extra Length
-Clean Seam
-Desert Sand Color
-Small – XXLarge

www.proxgo.com

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Soldier Systems Review: XGO Power Skins Compression Clothing
June 20, 2016

Soldier Systems Review: XGO Power Skins Compression Clothing

XGO Power Skins Compression Clothing

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Power Skins is XGO’s latest compression clothing, constructed of 77% Acclimate Dry polyester and 23% Lycra spandex.

The listed benefits of compression clothing include:

Stamina

  • Reduces muscle vibration to lessen fatigue and maintain power output
  • Keeps muscles aligned to increase repetitive muscle power and efficiency
  • Comfort

  • Features Acclimate Dry Fabric for increased moisture-wicking
  • Wicks moisture at a rate of 3” in 3 minutes or better
  • Recovery

  • Enhances muscle and circulatory system healing to reduce swelling and decrease exertion soreness
  • Don’t forget, XGO has offered a very generous discount to SSD readers by using discount code “SSD50” for 50% off everything on their site except clearance (not stackable) items. This offer ends 2 April at COB.

    www.proxgo.com

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    Soldier Systems Welcomes XGO
    March 22, 2016

    Soldier Systems Welcomes XGO

    XGO is now part of the Soldier Systems Daily family

    Solider Systems Daily provides in-depth insight into the tactical field. Here at XGO we're proud to be working with this online publication to put our products in the hands of industry professionals around the world. We couldn't be more pleased with the feedback we've received so far. Here's a snippet from their recent review: 

    "I actually became familiar with the Polarmax brand while I was still on active duty, before they split the military side of the business off as XGO. Over the years, XGO has done a great job working with end users to provide some very functional and comfortable knit garments. The secret is in the fabrics which are made to their specifications, including performance anti-microbial as well as FR blends. They even offer wool blends."

    CLICK HERE to read the full article and receive an SSD exclusive discount code. 

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