So this is my gear so far. It’s not much but at least it is getting me on the trails.
The helmet is a Giro Revel I picked up at B&P Cycle. It is very comfortable and I barely notice I have it on. The adjustment strap at the back is very easy to use. The straps are soft right out of the box, and I have noticed no rubbing with any of the buckles.
I got the Mechanix gloves at Marks after reading they were a good substitute for much higher priced gloves they sell at bike shops. Thanks Reddit (r/mtb if anyone wants to know more). They were very comfy and gripped well. They weren’t too warm which is good. I got the Magnum lock at MEC and so far it is doing its job.
The Allen keys, I have no idea where they came from. I really need to get me a multitool though.
I was also wearing a cheap back pack from Superstore that can fold in to itself. It did the job but I think I may start hunting for a hydration pack.