So far I’ve been fairly happy with the gear I have purchased.
I got most of my stuff from New Enough as the prices were good and the selection excellent.
My Tourmaster Transition 2 jacket and Caliber pants fit well and seem to be high quality with alot of useful features. I was looking for specific features like a water proof Hi-Vis jacket good to 90F and overpants in long lengths so the local shop was not likely to be much use.
I got two pairs of gloves. The entry level race gloves are good quality and seem to provide decent protection and I got them at a big discount. I also got my Alpinestar waterproof gloves at a discount but I am much less impressed with them. They are only slightly warmer than the unlined leather gloves and seem to offer much less protection. I will replace them with better cold and wet weather gloves at some point.
The boots I bought were cheap (~$100) but seem decent. I will upgrade here at some point but it seems good boots are very expensive and these are not bad.
I did get the cheap HJC helmet from a local store. So far it fits well and seems to work well also. Fogging was a problem initially but I got a pinlock shield and breath mask for it and it is no longer a problem. We will see if long term the fit changes.
My only recommendation is buy the best you can afford. If you go cheap you are more likely to want to replace it with better soon.