The IR Royale randed skirt has become my automatic go-to for creeking. It's both the dryest skirt I've ever used and the easiest randed skirt to get on the cockpit I've used. Immersion Research's pro deals for ACA instructors make this an obvious choice for pro paddlers.
Kokatat Gore-Tex drytops and drysuits have the quality and durability it takes to be on the water throughout the year year. Top-notch customer service and well-built gear provide the kind of value I look for in paddling gear.
I don't buy fads. When I'm looking for quality gear, I'm looking for function and durability. Werner Paddles have proven those qualities to me and Werner is what I buy for whitewater and seakayaking; personal paddling or teaching.
I use Pyranha whitewater boats because of the performance and durability they offer. Whitewater is a demanding environment that will eat up poorly made boats. I like mine reliable. I like to use them for a long time.