I prefer mits over gloves . I cant weat 5 mil gloves plus with mits your hands will be warmer cause most of you fingers are closer together. For boots I use 7 mils cause I hate when my feet get cold once that does I am done for the day
thats my go on winter surfing as well. i think that 7mils the only way to go with boots in winter. you barely notice the difference in feel except that your feet are nice and toasty. i just got 7mill drylock booties in last week. they are f*ckin awesome. not only are they nice and warm but sooo comfortable. if they weren't so hard to take on and off i'd wear them for slippers around the house.