Now look at the Outcast prices for equivalent boats. You are comparing Apples to Oranges. Most Outcast are Asian made and many with vinyl bladders. NFO is USA and no bladders. The reason the Trinity is so light, it is bladderless. The Escape being the smallest offered by NFO is a 6' float tube with oars for under $700.
Now, look at Outcast PACK series as they are closer to the same ball park as NFO...and their prices reflect that.
This is like comparing a moped to a Harley. They will both put the wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth.