I ordered some gear from the REI in the US, including some pants, some more ExOfficio boxer shorts, a Leatherman tool, and a water filter. When I asked them how long to expect for shipping, they told me 4 – 6 weeks for delivery to Australia. It arrived in 4 days (although it took a week for them to get the order ready for shipping). I was pretty impressed – and very relieved … if the pants didn’t fit or there was something else wrong, I needed time to either send them back and get them replaced, or else to find a replacement.
I’ll write more about the gear we bought while on the trip – but so far I’m happy with the pants, and of course, I love the boxer shorts.