Subject: Fisher & Paykel Evora Full Face CPAP Mask
Since beginning CPAP therapy 8 years ago I had been using a ResMed AirFit F10. I was a good overall mask but not "perfect". The headgear would stretch out sooner than you would expect and I found the F10 cushions becoming increasingly more expensive and harder to find. I first trialed the F20, both the AirFit & AirTouch, and was particularly interested in this mask because of the HumidX compatibility (for CPAP therapy while camping without the humidifier). I couldn't find success with the F20 due to nose-bridge abrasions. Per recommendations from RespShop I tried the Evora Full Face. I've been using this mask for 9 months with Great Success! The head gear seems to not stretch out as easily, no facial abrasions, minimal-to-no leaks, and I don't have to keep the head gear as tight to my face as I did with the F10/F20. An Overall Win! I set myself up for a 6-month replacement cycle but I'm still comfortably using my original mask after 9 months. At the 8 month-mark I did have one separation of the headgear fabric where two dissimilar fabrics were glued together. My wife stitched those back together and I'm continuing to use my original mask. I know masks & fit are very personal but I would recommend the Evora Full Face. I have grown to Very-Much prefer the under-the-nose full-face approach of the Evora compared with the over-the-nose of the F10/F20.