I'm an American thinking of using MEC panniers, sleeping bags, and clothing on my first tour.
I figure that the favorable exchange rate could allow me to get good quality equipment while spending less than I would on the equivalent American products. Am I mistaken? The MEC website was vague about the cost of shipping to America, saying something about tariffs and such. Would the cost of additional customs fees outweigh any savings I might make by buying from MEC?
Specifically, I'm looking at the Raven -7C sleeping bag, and the 43 L panniers. Has anybody used these products? How did you like them?