Every hockey company makes good equipment, so don't let the company deter you from buying something. Graf is known to have really shitty customer service though. Personally, I like CCM/RBK (owned by the same company) and NikeBauer protective equipment. This is just a personal preference.
-CCM Pro stock NY Ranger pants
-NikeBauer 8500 helmet w/ Oakley Pro Straight visor
-NikeBauer XXX gloves
-CCM Vector 8.0 skates
-RBK 7k elbows
-Nike Bauer one90 shins
-RBK 7k pro stock stick, Warrior Dolomite stick