I just switched to full-faced and I couldn't be happier...I got a GMax 68S 'Crusader' - even has LEDs in the back as extra warning. 9 vents and one of the clearest visors in the market today. Comes with a tinted visor and a smoked LED cover to replace the stock red one, and fleece covers for both the extra visor and helmet. 105.00 brand new shipped from http://store.dsrpowersports.com/20gmcrhewled.html
Review is here:
Webbikeworld helmet of the year 2007 - I speak enough of how much this helmet is awesome lol
As for gloves, I just got a set of Alpinestars S-MX 6 gloves. Good padding both in the grip and on the knuckles, and breathes well. Not hard ballistics, but it'll do compared to my Mechanix Gloves.