for buying and intending on wearing gears.
I am a new riders as well. I have been riding for few weeks, and I went through the same delama as you when I was picking up my gears.
First, I want to start by telling you that there is no gears for race track, and others for street. There are more danger in the street than the track. Buy as much protection as you can afford.
Leather is the best protection you can buy. It will not be too hot if you buy a proferated leather. When you are riding in 30+ MPH, the air will cool you enough that you won't even sweat. Textile is cheap, but it will be teared apart on the first crash. So, I suggest you go with leather if you can afford it.
Regarding helmets, it is bout your head protection and comfort. Arai is well known for thier comfortable helmets. Also, it is SNELL approved. Shoui are good helmets as well, it is just made for differnt head shapes. Try both, and buy the most comfortable one.
About boots, buy the best you can afford. Go with Spidi, Geroan, or any other reputable brands. Don't think that they are for tracks. notheing worse than a broken anckel.
I did extensive search, and here what I bought for myself, and I am so pleased with my choices:
MotoGP Apex leather jacket
MotoGp Textile pants, I really wanted the leather, but it was out of sock everywhere. I will buy one when it become available.
MotoGP Leather gloves, very comfortable.
Arai Astral helmet, I get a steal deal on ebay
Geroan boots, very good choice.
yah, and most recently VelocityGear Back Protector
you can find very good prices on: