It has been over a year since I did one of my Made In America post and I think I have found a winner. I was at the trading post at the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree and looking to see what cool gear I could find. Some of the outdoor gear is a little on the high price side but sometimes you can find a great deal.
About anything that BSA can stick a logo on is in the trading post and this was no different. I reach the back of the trading post and up until now I have not found anything to blow my money on and then I found it.
I found XGO technical base layer for $20. I had seen the XGO brand for their flame retardant T-shirts and I was impressed with this 2nd level base layer top.
Longworth Industries Inc is the parent company of XGO, Polarmax, and OPEDIX. the OGX production facilities are located Candor, North Carolina. Other than the bag that the top came in it is all done here in the USA!
The XGO Phase 2 is a midweight 2nd layer made of 100% Acclimate Dry polyester. It is a relaxed fit with flat-seam off-the-shoulder contruction. All the stuff like anti-order, anti-microbial and wicking properties are U.S> Military standards.
Since the weather has gotten a little cooler I could start to do my test. I have used it both as a outter layer and also as a 2nd under layer. The fit is on the mark for me. I found that I wear a XL in about everything. But there is always a fit issue. Most of the time the sleeve is to long and the fit on the XGO is just right. It is light weight and has a nice soft feel to it.
XGO is bikewright approved! If you are looking for a technical top or 2nd layer at a great price then I think this is it.