Omg I LOVE hoods. I don't know how I ever played without them! The one you described sounds exactly like the first one I got from a girl friend of mine about 3 years back. She got it off of sub-shop.com, a site I introduced her to and my personal favorite retailer of reasonably priced bondage gear and toys to this day.
Anyways yes like the first reply to this topic says, it will absolutely become your favorite toy. After falling in love with the first one I got, I've since purchased 4 more different kinds of hoods. I love them all, but my go to has become a simple leather hood consisting of 2 small holes for your nostrils, and a zipper down the back. Not the best for sensory deprivation if that's what you're looking for, but perfect if you don't feel like playing around with all the laces and buckles yet still want the right feel and general effectiveness of a nice hood. Add a chain padlocked around the neck and also to the zipper pull in the back and it's not coming off without the key. Excellent for blind key hunt scenarios