No thx, that would be completely useless in the tight spots i have to work in. Those are made for guys welding production and shipyard, standing upright in one spot welding with tons of room or in low ventilation areas with masks and leathers. Places where you're really pushing what is safe for the human body to tolerate as far as overheating, so they have their place. I would imagine they're very heavy and would cause lots of neck strain too. Designed by engineers who have never even struck an arc, to attempt to make a safer work environment without actually spending money to improve the actual working conditions.
Pancake hoods were developed by a pipeliner stick welding xray in the mud way back in the day and they have lots of advantages to offer when you're working in tight spots out of position or for ultimate vision and comfort. I can use a box fan to keep me out of the smoke and cool me off, and the open side of the hood keeps you cooler and allows you to breathe easier. They have a box that you sand to your face so it fits perfectly, and when you're under stuff rolling around in the dust you can keep stuff out of your eyes and face really well. You don't get any reflection, so when you're outside the sun doesn't interfere (same with lights inside too).
Sparks simply bounce off it away from you because of the simple shape, so you can lead with your face like a shield to protect yourself, which puts you right where you need to be to see what you're doing. Since welding is pretty much all about trying to be comfortable when sparks are raining on you, your gear can either help you or fight you. I became a lot better stick welder when i switched to a pancake hood, started using a heavy padded arm rest so my off hand forearm is completely protected and can rest on the hot surface, and got good gloves (like tillman 850s) so you can steady the rod with your off hand fingers. That and a cheater lens now