The Story of XGO

Who Is XGO?

XGO (pronounced X-G-O) is a division of Longworth Industries. Longworth Industries has been in business for over 30 years producing technical base layer products under the Polarmax and XGO brand names. In 2004, Polarmax was awarded the first contract with the US Army for moisture wicking polyester t-shirts.  With the start of this contract XGO was born as a brand to proudly serve our nation’s finest: US Military, Government Services, Law Enforcement and First Responders.

The Core of XGO

At our core, XGO is a tactical high-performance base layer & apparel manufacturer located in central North Carolina (just a few miles west of Fort Bragg). We use a 'vertical' model of manufacturing that is in full compliance with the Berry Amendment. Vertical manufacturing means that every aspect of the process is carried out in our localized facilities, allowing us to control the entire process from start to finish. 

All done right here in the USA!

The Culture of XGO

The culture of XGO is one proudly built on innovation and patriotism. We’re constantly working on new fabric technologies to make our clothing not only state of the art but able to consistently perform at its best in all the conditions that our customers find themselves in. Which is why XGO was one of the first brands to introduce an engineered system of next to skin layers designed to be worn as standalone pieces or as part of a layering system.

Innovative Technologies

The first high-performance feature that was trademarked with XGO was our Acclimate Dry technology. Acclimate Dry features an incredible development of wicking properties for all our fabrics.  We continue to engineer all the features of our fabrics and design but the Acclimate Dry is prominent in all our gear.  Other technical features of our fabrics include AG47 antimicrobial for killing bacteria and controlling odor, Clean Seam® construction for comfort to the wearer, patented blend of flame retardant fibers for industry leading FR products.

Dare To Be Different

Unlike our competitors (that outsource their processes overseas), all our designs, sources, production, shipping, marketing, and management are handled within a 30-mile radius of Southern Pines, NC. As proud as we are of that fact, it also allows us to maintain "hands-on" quality control while having a low carbon footprint, ensuring that we continue to deliver the best possible products and value to our most important asset: our customers.