Yeah it gets pretty hot since no air is reaching your skin, but if you have a cooling vest it can help. The vision isn't so bad, you can't look down without actually tilting your head down, and yeah your side vision is pretty limited. However, what you can see out of is actually pretty unrestricted. The eyes are like a mesh so it looks clear from your side but people can't see in from the outside. The tail feels really cool. There's a little plate on the end that rests on your butt, and it has a belt loop to go around your waist. So like, when you walk it sort of feels like you really have a tail haha. You can wiggle it and stuff, it's crazy.