Do you know any nice gear I can use instead? It's name and stats?
There are three ways to get good gear while leveling:
1) Do a lot of raids and other PVP stuff. I don't do any of that, but I'm sure others can point you in the right direction.
2) Save up some credits and buy good gear off the GTN. I would assume based on your comments that you have not used the GTN yet. If you're not sure what it is, definitely do more research into it. It will completely change SWTOR for you.
3) Learn a crafting skill, and craft your own armor.