Hi, if it helps I use the following:
Musto MPX jacket and trousers
Musto Goretex boots
Seal Skinz gloves
HH base layer
All the above are great and as I live near an outlet village here in swindon I got most of the above for half price or less
To protect my head/face and to keep warm I sometimes use a Gecko helmet that came from ebay about half price too.
If you are going to own a rib I think you need to use it all year round as some of the best ribbing to be had is in the winter