AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask by ResMed
The AirFit F30i Full Face Mask is ResMed’s full face mask entry into their line of top-of-the-head CPAP masks. With an open-faced frame design and a contoured, minimal contact facial cushion, the AirFit F30i is designed for all sleeping positions and negates claustrophobia concerns commonly associated with full face masks.
The ResMed AirFit F30i weighs very little for a full face mask and comprises of only a few components. Like the ResMed AirFit F30, the F30i features a minimalist full face cushion that covers the mouth and rests under the nose, leaving the bridge of the nose exposed. This cushion design sets the F30i apart from traditional full face masks that puts pressure on the nasal bridge. Full face mask users who struggle with tenderness on the nasal bridge will find the AirFit F30i a welcome change.
The AirFit F30i's lack of a forehead support, minimalist full face cushion design, and soft flexible frame reduce bulk on the front of the face and minimizes feelings of claustrophobia. With the AirFit F30i, full face CPAP mask users can now wear glasses, read or watch TV like their nasal mask wearing counterparts.
Designed for Active Sleepers
The F30i full face cushion is designed to deliver stable performance and a fit that endures all night long, regardless of sleeping position. ResMed's innovative InfinitySeal technology ensures a superior seal even at high CPAP pressures. This prevents blowouts that can drastically affect therapy effectiveness.
Users can feel free to sleep in any position - back, sides or stomach - with the innovative F30i full face mask. The mask's top-of-the-head tube connection reduces tubing drag that is not only uncomfortable but can also disrupt mask seal. Additionally, the 360° rotating swivel elbow gives the user a greater range of motion, allowing them to turn from side to side without creating tension along the CPAP circuit.
Simple and Intuitive Fit
Designed with comfort and simplicity in mind, the AirFit F30i Full Face Mask slips on over the head with ease. Magnetic clips help guide the headgear to the cushion, and four points of attachment on the headgear let you customize the mask for the best fit.
The quick release elbow allows users to easily disconnect and reconnect the mask from the tubing without having to remove the entire mask. Disconnecting the mask can easily done with just one hand - simply pinch the side buttons on the elbow and gently pull it away from the tubing. Reconnecting the mask to the tubing is as straightforward as aligning the elbow with the tubing connector and pushing them together until they click into place.
The ResMed AirFit F30i is an innovative full face mask that sets itself apart with its under-the-nose-cushion, top-of-the-head hose connection and open field of vision. In our ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face Mask Deep Review, we share our experience using this mask and compare it to the extremely similar DreamWear Full Face Mask.
Mask Composition Information
- The ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face Mask is latex-free and does not contain PVC or phthalates, such as DEHP, DBP, or BBP.
- This mask contains magnets. Please consult your healthcare provider before use if you have a medical implant, such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, etc., or if you have any metal objects in your body.
How does the AirFit F30i cushion work?
The AirFit F30i cushion sits under the nose and has two openings to allow airflow into the nostrils. A properly sized cushion will not occlude the nostrils. If you feel there is not enough airflow into your nose, try a larger or wider cushion size.
What sizes does the AirFit F30i come in?
The AirFit F30i comes in three sizes for the frame (Small, Standard/Medium, and Large), and four sizes for the cushion (Small, Medium, Small–Wide, and Wide).
How do I determine my AirFit F30i cushion size?
The F30i cushion size is determined by the length and width of your nose. ResMed has a fitting guide to help you select your best cushion size. Print the guide out and place it under your nose.
The outer edge of your nose should rest on the darker band in the center of each color. If the outer edge of your nose sits beyond the band, size up to the next largest cushion.
How do I determine my AirFit F30i frame size?
You can use a tape measure to help you determine your best fitting F30i frame size. Please see the AirFit F30i Frame Sizing Guide for details.
Can the AirFit F30i Full Face Mask be used with any CPAP machine?
The AirFit F30i Full Face Mask is compatible with all CPAP machines except for the ResMed AirMini Travel CPAP.
How do I fit the AirFit F30i Full Face Mask?
- Hold the cushion over the mouth with one hand. The top part of the cushion should rest under your nose.
- Pull the headgear and frame over the head with your other hand.
- While holding the cushion in place, attach the lower headgear straps to the cushion via the magnetic clips.
- Adjust the upper and lower headgear straps as needed for a secure fit, making sure to avoid overtightening the mask. You should be able to slide one finger under each strap.
How do I clean the AirFit F30i Full Face Mask?
Weekly: headgear, frame, and elbow
- Disassemble the mask and soak all parts in warm soapy water. Please use a mild detergent free from alcohol, bleach, antibacterial agents or moisturizers.
- Use a soft bristle brush to remove debris at the vent holes.
- Rinse all parts thoroughly under running water.
- Air dry all parts away from direct sunlight. Squeeze the headgear to remove excess water before laying it flat to air dry.
How do I adjust the fit of the AirFit F30i Full Face Mask?
- Adjust the top straps for leaks under the nose.
- Adjust the bottom straps for leaks around the mouth.
- Pull the cushion away from the nose and mouth and reseat it to improve mask seal.
- If leaks persist despite adjusting the headgear and cushion, try a different size cushion or frame.
Note: Airflow from the vents on the front of the cushion and elbow connector is normal. Do not mistake this for a leak. Do not cover these vent ports or you risk rebreathing carbon dioxide.
Can I wear the AirFit F30i if I have facial hair?
The AirFit F30i CPAP mask provides an adequate seal with facial hair, but the thickness and distribution of your facial hair will affect the seal. Keeping your facial hair trimmed and well-groomed will improve mask seal.
Each AirFit F30i Full Face Mask in a selected frame/cushion size combination includes:
- Headgear with Magnetic Clips (63372)
- Frame in the selected size
- Cushion in the selected size
- Elbow Swivel
Subject: Very comfortable but loses its seal multiple times each night
I was super excited for this new mask and trying it on, it seemed to fit perfect and was very comfortable. The problem is that it is very easy to have the full face seal leak multiple times per night. I've been using it for 4 nights now and have been woken up by it needing to be re-adjusted. My AHI has been triple these last 4 nights. I would only recommend this if you know you don't move around much in your sleep.
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. It's very important to share with our customers. Please note we do have a 30 day Mask assurance program which is applicable once every 6 months. We can either send a different size out to you or provide store credit towards a different mask. Please give us a call at 866-936-3754 for assistance. Thank you.
I really like the resmed F30i full face mask. The dreamwear that I have been wearing made my nose very sore ( I had to modify it )but so far the resmed has not. I was having trouble with the frame being to big also and this frame fit much better. I also feel like I am get more air. The connection to the tubing is much easier to disconnect as well. the connection of frame to cushion is easier as well. all in all I am very happy with the new system.
This is a great mask and I love the way it’s designed. It’s comfortable and easy to use. I’ll go over the things I like, and the one small complaint I had.
My favorite feature is that the tube connector sits on the top of your head, and it pivots 360. This means that I can finally run the hose towards the headboard of my bed, keeping it off my body/arm. Not sleeping with that extra weight makes a world of difference. The connector also has a quick release which means it’s really easy to disconnect when I want to get up in the middle of the night.
Also, the dual tubes going down both sides of the face are genius, they let me sleep however I want. I can sleep on my side and the air will just go through the tube on the side of my body facing up. No problems with air flow in any configuration. Adjusting the mask is fine too, the headgear is soft and has sufficient straps. The magnet clasps are a nice touch, easy to take off.
Probably most importantly, the cushion/frame are comfortable. Full disclaimer, I normally use a nasal mask, so I’ve never really liked full face cushions. I purchased this mask for when I have nasal congestions and I actually feel this is very comfortable. The cushion hangs “under”� the nose and over your mouth, which feels nice. No leakage issues to report either.
The only complaint I have is that the cushion and frame are two different parts, and each has its own size you’ll have to keep track of. Made it a little difficult for me to get the right fit at first, I had to try a few different combinations.
All in all, it’s a great full face mask with a lot of nice features that make it comfortable.
The F30i is an expensive mask, but for good reason. It was recommended to me by a friend who swore by it, and I agree now. Very comfortable, effective, and I’m a big fan of the under nose cushion over the standard nasal cushion.
Before this mask I never tried the side air tube designs before, so I was a little worried about how sleeping on one side would work in terms of air flow. But after using the F30i for a month now, I want to assure prospective buyers that it’s not an issue at all. Sleeping on one side, I had no problem breathing fully through the non-compressed tube. I’m a huge fan of this feature now since it’s a nearly-seamless side-sleeping experience.
The other part I worried about before buying this mask was how I would like the cushion, since it’s a design that sits under your nose rather than over. But I actually really like this cushion and it relieved some of the pressure on my upper nose, which always bothered me with standard designs. I tried memory foam and dual layer designs on standard cushions, but this cushion instantly beat out all of those. Simply put, it’s just a great mask that’s well worth the high investment cost.
Subject: ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask
Follow-up to my previous review.
Like others have noted the Mask Frame plastic clips that snap onto the Mask Cushion are too brittle of a plastic for their purpose. They crack or break far too easily with the daily removal and replacing for daily Mask Cushion cleaning.
My first two mask frames broke/ cracked within two month use period.
Been using other full face CPAP Masks for over 10 years without any part(s) breakage. I as VERY careful in removal replacement of mask cushion from the mask frame, and the tab still cracked enough that the mask frame end did not snap into the mask cushion.
For the $64.00 ResMed should be using a FAR better quality plastic and/ or design for the face mask attachment to the mask cushion.
I really like the overall design/ comfort of the "ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask" but if my THIRD Mask Frame fails as the two previous Mask Frames, it will be the 'LAST' one I'll buy.
Hi there, I am so sorry to hear this! I have not had any issues with my F30i but I do rotate out my masks. Please call us so we can get this rectified for you as we do have a Mask Assurance Policy!
Susan @ Respshop
Subject: AirFit 30i
When first fitted to my face, the unit feels comfortable. However, as the night goes on, and I toss and turn, it seems to knock the mask out of place and air leaks seem to grow in numbers.
I’ve had to abandon using the unit in favor of a full over the nose face mask which I find uncomfortable, but effective.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the AirFit 30i will work well as long as the back of your head stays on the pillow, and you don’t sleep on either side of your face.
I am disappointed in the all around performance and usefulness of this device.
Hi there, we are very sorry this mask did not work out for you. I wonder if you purchased the fit pack or used the sizing gauge to get the correct sizing? Please note that it can take a few masks trials before finding the right one. We have a 30 day mask assurance program which is applicable once every 6 months. We can provide you with store credit towards a different mask or send you out a different size if applicable. Thank you.
Overall really like the mask for being small full face mask, and the air feed on top head which for me more comfortable.
Even with humidifier the nasal masks dry my nasal passages.
Like another user's review I also had one of the face frame plastic clips that attaches the head frame to the mask cushion brake. Thus making mask useless.
IMO for the price the clips are poor/ weak plastic design.
Guess ResMed plastic clip design to ensure one does not use the face frame beyond ResMed's three month use period.
I wrote a review for this in June shortly after receiving it. I really liked the mask. However, now one of the clips that attaches the head frame to the mask broke. Making it completely useless. I have only about 2 months of wear on this. It should last longer. I have emailed this company. We will see the outcome.
Thank you for the feed back! It looks like you purchased the frame only. Please contact us so we can get this fixed for you.
Your Respshop Team.
Overall I love this mask as I am a stomach sleeper and toss and turn a lot, so this allows me to sleep without getting tangled up with the hose. My only negative is that the information I found on the mask of how to size it was really difficult to understand and I ended up ordering one that is on the larger end.
Great mask. I had only used nasal pillows type before. I had to wear a chin strap since I keep opening my mouth during sleep. This mask is awesome. I now have vary low air leakage. It is very comfortable to wear. with the hose on the top I never get tangled up in the hose. I am loving this mask.
Thanking you in advance
There are exhalation ports in the quick release connector. This is probably why you are feeling some air.