Reading PJ's recent post on lumbar packs for Super-Ultra-Small/SUL packing, I wandered over to Cabela's, figuring they'd have something along these lines.
I noticed a company called Simms, which I wasn't familiar with, that seems to have several products that appear to be nearly identical to a few products from Pacfic Outdoor Equipment's WXTex sub-brand.
Compare, for example, the Simms Dry Creek Stuff Sacks to the WXTex Pneumo Dry Bags. And then the Simms Dry Creek Chest/Hip Pack to a number of WXTex Global Transport products. Et multiple cetera.
It's hard to tell if one is less expensive than the other. Of course, as you might expect, it's also quite hard to ascertain weight on the Cabelas site of most products.
Just makes me wonder which company failed to file that patent paperwork first to avoid such a similar product in a similar market... :-)
I love my Insul-Mat, and my Pneumo LTW 15-liter dry bag, for what it's worth...just thought it was interesting and wanted to point out the alternative brand.