I bought this in the green/cream fleece for our then 4 mos grandson for Xmas. This transformed his attitude and comfort toward travel. He apparently feels much safer in public or in the car, like he is in his own little cave peeking out. And is just right warm, no drafts, without being overdressed.
I think the opening provides just enough view to not be overstimulating to him. Like I said, he is a transformed traveler. And when traveling at night, he is also happy...unlike before the cover.
People can see his cute little face, but the cover keeps them from reaching out to touch him.
When moving from building to car/reverse or he wants to sleep, the 'collar' is folded over and he is content. He also turns his head to sleep. Still has air flow, too, so grandma isn't worried. If not ready for sleep, he moves his head and the collar seems to open on its own and he can see out again.
Wal-mart had another style of cover in store recently, with two zippers and a face flap, but the overall shape is square and it seems smaller overall. The quality of sewing in the construction is not as good either. I'll be returning it.
Even if you have to site to store or ship this, get this one. For our area (southeastern WA), a heavier fleece is not necessary. Just another light blanket under the cover has been adequate in freezing and subzero temps.