Having spent Many Many hours of my life doing water sports i have always found it uncomfortable when you get water trapped in your shoes not with these bad boys. they are low profile, grippy and the water just flows out once you step out the water. great shoes and they don't look half bad either.
ive had a lot off base layers over the years and this has to be one of the nicest as it drys quickly and keeps you warm when wet what seems to happen a lot, it has been nice in the winter and have even been using it a single later recently when doing flat water training.
When it comes to getting a helmet, it comes down to preference and fit. For me, I've found the wanderer to be a great fit and nice and adjustable as I struggle with a lot of other helmets to find the right size. Also its lovely and warm and has kept me from getting a brain freeze on more that one occasion over the years I have worn it...all in all a great helmet.