werner, core, and AT paddles are worth looking at.
snapdragon and IR make some good sprayskirts.
That should give you enough brand wise to start looking.
Bent vs. strait paddle.....It's personal preference really. Just know that once you start paddling, you'll probably get used to whichever you pick, and you'll be all about using that particular type only for eternity.
Personally, I prefer bent shafts. They seem more ergonomic to me, and when I'm upside down and can't see, the bend gives me a reference to be able to get my paddle ligned up quickly and correctly if I've lost my grip.
My wife uses a strait paddle, and swears by those.
Only thing is, bent shafts are quite a bit more expensive.
I'd say go hold one of each (or better yet paddle one of each for a day). You'll figure out REAL quick which seems more natural to you.