White Stag was at first a wet suit maker; they actually came
from a Portland, Oregon firm of that name who made clothing and outdoor gear.
They branched into dive gear in the 1960s, and at first were simply taking
other manufacturer's gear and putting their name on it. But after a while they
came up with some fairly unique gear of their own, including regulators and a
hard-bodied BC that was ingenious in its simplicity (although that also may
have come from another manufacturer).