Evora Nasal Mask by Fisher & Paykel
The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal CPAP mask is designed to be as easy to put on as your favorite cap - a simple and intuitive movement that many people are familiar with. Unlike any other mask, F&P Evora™ incorporates CapFit headgear that has been designed to be put on like a cap.
The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal CPAP mask offers several new advances in the mask-fitting world. Its "fits like a cap headgear" design allows you to put it on like a baseball cap in one simple movement. It also has a unique, flexible, compact floating seal that sits comfortably under the nose. This allows you to have the freedom to move throughout the night, keeping the mask perfectly in place. Evora will offer you several performance benefits in mask therapy, which makes fitting the mask easier for you. The simplicity of fitting this mask will leave you falling asleep in no time!
One-size fits all headgear
CapFit headgear for a simple and intuitive fit. The Evora headgear comes in one size with three points of adjustment to give you an easy and comfortable fit. With 64% less headgear contact on the face, the soft-knit fabric is designed with AirEdges to provide comfortable support during sleep and avoids leaving marks on the face once removed.
The next generation of Dynamic Support - Nasal Cushion & Stability Wings
The soft, compact floating seal sits comfortably under the nose to create an unobtrusive seal. Laser-drilled exhaust holes are designed to minimize noise and draft to help you sleep in peace.
Sizing and Fitting
- The Evora headgear is one size fits all.
- The nasal seal comes in small, medium, large, and wide
- The best-fitting cushion covers the nostrils and sits to the sides of the nose but not against the edges of the nostrils
- Use a sizing guide to determine the best nasal seal size
- The Evora side straps should sit just above the ears
- Adjust the crown strap to position the side straps appropriately
- Evenly adjust the side straps to secure the cushion securely but comfortably at the nose
If leaks persist, gently lift the nasal seal (cushion) away from the nose and then return it to position. Often reseating the cushion removes crinkles in the silicone and allows the cushion to reseal against the face.
How tight should the headgear be?
The headgear should be just snug enough to hold the mask in place, but not so snug it hurts. The side straps should sit just above the ears but should not touch them. Adjust the crown strap to get the side straps positioned correctly.
Should my entire nose sit inside the nasal cushion?
No, unlike nasal pillows, your nose should not be inside the cushion. The nasal cushion on the Evora should cradle the lower half of your nose and come around the sides.
Can I wash the mask in the dishwasher?
According to the manual, no parts can safely be washed in the dishwasher. Clean all parts in lukewarm soapy water and let them air dry away from direct sunlight. Mild dish soap is an excellent choice for cleaning the Evora. Do not clean with products containing alcohol, scents, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Wash the headgear weekly and wash the cushion (seal), frame, swivel, and flexible tube daily.
- Evora Nasal Mask BrochureDownload
- Evora Nasal Mask User InstructionsDownload
- Evora Disinfection and Sterilization GuideDownload
- Fisher & Paykel Mask Exhaust Flow ChartDownload
- Evora Special FeatureDownload
Each mask includes:
1 x Mask system (standard headgear, mask frame, swivel, and mask tube)
1 x Nasal Cushion of the selected size: Small, Medium, Large or Wide
1 x Mask system (standard headgear, mask frame, swivel, and mask tube)
3 x Nasal Cushions (Small, Medium, and Large)
(disclosure, I was part of a free trial to give my opinion of this mask)
I have had my mask for one month now. The first night, I had to take it along with me while I slept upon my sister's sofa a few days while she recovered from surgery. Though I did take my former mask, in case this one did not work out.
I have used a CPAP for about twenty years now, I am a fifty three year old male and obese. I have a wide face and have had difficulty with mask fits over the years. I started with the hard plastic nasal mask complete with forehead mount and straps encompassing my entire head. Never was comfortable, always left marks and broke very easily. It seemed I always needed new parts or new mask. A few years ago, I discovered the fabric masks. This was insanely comfortable, but they wore out quickly and would leak at the stitching...worth it for the comfort though. And now this brings me to the Evora Nasal CPAP Mask.
This mask was by far the easiest I had ever set up. I did make it too tight when I first used it...but after re reading the instructions and watching a youtube vid, I saw that the nasal pillow just rests lightly against the nostrils and is not to be fitted tightly. When the air pressure is on, it will conform gently to the nostrils. I was also sent two extra sets of pillows one for a a larger nose and one for a wider nose. I thought I would have to use them, but I never did.
Right away, I appreciated the quiet, it was a bit of getting used to as all the other masks filled me with white noise, but this one was very quiet. The head gear is very light and really does come off and on just like putting on a baseball cap. I do not need to reset the straps to hold the nasal pillows again. It is by far the easiest, lightest and most comfortable mask I have ever used. There are very few 'hard' plastic parts to this and by not having to readjust it every time I go to sleep, I believe there is little chance of it breaking like the older style masks did. I can sleep on my sides or on my back, the breakaway hose does NOT come off too easily. I really enjoy this mask. One reason I waited so long to write a review was my desire to do a pro's and con's style review. I thought over a month's time I would definitely come across some bad things. Nope. Not yet.
It is as comfortable as when I first set it up properly the first night. I have never had to resize it because it came loose. It comes off and on just like the videos show.. a baseball cap. It is that easy and comfortable. When the time comes to repurchase a mask, it will be this one.
Again, I was asked to write a review about this gift mask, but I wanted to find some con's... I did not find any. In all ways this mask and headgear was better than anything I have tried before...including a full face mask in the hospital. I'm sold on it. It is that good.
First impression out of the box BEFORE first night's sleep: WOW! What a relief!! No more Gecko Pad - no more nose bridge pain waking me at night and leaving its mark!!
Easy to fit, just had to look at the picture, GLAD to have gotten the full nose piece kit, and turns out medium seems to work well enough.
First 5 minute quick try & good seal.
ONE PROBLEM: Like every other mask I've used it's just too shallow and the tip of my nose rubs against the white plastic mounting flange that the nose piece hose connects to. Furthermore, that edge is very sharp and cuts the tip of my nose. After the second night of use it caused a cut on the tip of my nose to the extent that it bled. An extra 1/4 inch depth of the nose piece or 1/2 inch greater diameter of the flange would sure be nice, and smoothing the sharp edge on that flange or changing the blue mounting ring on the nice piece to overlap that knife sharp edge wouldn't be a bad idea.
THAT was after night 3. I noticed what seemed like restricted air flow on night 3 and thought it was just stuffed sinuses, but then I had the same feeling on night 4 and THEN I could feel the rubber from the MEDIUM nose piece blocking one nostril. So on night 5 I switched to the LARGE, although I knew that it would position the tip of my nose closer to the mounting flange (which it did) to the extend that by morning the laceration on the tip of my nose was enough to drip blood. The air flow was GREAT and the comfort perfect, but I couldn't continue to endure the cutting.
END OF TEST: Very very reluctantly night 6 and on I'll be back to my old discontinued mask.
Too bad; except for the one flaw it was a great relief and so very very comfortable and I was so sure I'd found the new mask I was looking for. I'm sure for a person with a smaller nose it would be great, but for me I just can't use it as is.
The simplistic design of this mask really caught my eye. I was a little skeptical but I decided to try it to see if it was as comfortable as it looked. After having it for a few weeks now, I can say empirically that it works and is extremely comfortable. It’s three parts, easy to assemble and very basic in concept. It’s only two light straps contacting your head, so it feels very lightweight. There’s two adjustment mechanisms, the first of which is a baseball-cap like mechanism on the top band with a number of holes. I’m not the biggest fan of this kind of mechanism (since you can’t get the Goldilocks size in between), but luckily the horizontal strap uses velcro, which means you adjust that part however fine you want.
The nose cushion is nice and comfortable too, although you may need to try different sizes. I recommend you get the FitPack which comes with the small, medium, and large sizes. For me, the small was fine but getting the FitPack lets you experiment which is crucial. As a note though, the FitPack doesn’t come with the “wide”� nose size. I read another review wishing the nose cushion was a little wider so for people with wider noses, you may want to consider getting the wide size.
My only complaint with comfort is that the tube connector doesn’t have a rotating elbow. It is very soft and pliable, but I am still more of a fan of the elbow type designs which can help reduce hose drag. Not a huge issue for me since I don’t move much when I sleep but I could imagine it being troublesome for more vigorous side sleepers.
If you’ve been having trouble with comfort with more conventional mask designs, I would recommend you try this one out. It truly is comfortable and lightweight, which should help you sleep much better.
(I was lucky enough to be included in a free trial for this mask, so full disclosure there)
I'll be honest. I expected not to like this mask. I have been using a Respironics (Model: 1116700) and really like it. Unlike the masks I used for years, instead of the hose attaching in front of my face, it attaches at the top of the head, and that was great. Out of the way. So going back to this style, I expected to hate it.
It does suffer from the irritation that all masks have for me that have the hose connection up front. My CPAP is at the side of the bed, so inevitably the hose slides off the side of the bed and then it's tugging at my face. Can unseal the mask-argh. Can just wake me up with the sudden tug-argh. This mask doesn't have a swivel at the attachment, which I worried about, but that didn't turn out to be a problem at all.
So... bottom line. I didn't go back to the Respironics. Here's why: once I figured out which size of attachment to use (sidebar fact, first time ever the default size wasn't the perfect one for me) this is the most comfortable mask I ever put on. This is all personal preference of course, but I don't even feel it on my face, or at least it is less of an intrusion than any of the masks I've used. I think the interesting "baseball cap" thing helps a ton, being a stiffer frame for the mask. I like this mask, so I will have an interesting decision when it comes time to replace the ones I have now. I was very pleasantly surprised.
I’ve always liked trying new or interesting designs in every type of product I buy. Incidentally, that’s how I ended up with a Nintendo Virtual Boy. HOWEVER, don’t let my poor choice that time be an indictment against this mask, which I think is fantastic.
There’s almost so little to this mask that I don’t even know what to say, other than it works great. Harness only has two straps (back and top of head) and they’re fine. Nothing to write home about and it’s a little weird that they chose a baseball-cap type strap on top, but the harness has fit well. Super lightweight so that’s always ice.
Cushion is ever so slightly a little weird, just another area they tried a more exotic design in. Rather than sitting entirely over your nose like a regular nasal mask, it sits right under it and kinda cradles the bottom of your nose. I didn’t like it the first few nights but it’s grown on me now and I don’t really have any complaints.
Overall, the entire package is incredibly lightweight. It really does strip off everything but the necessities, and that makes this the unequivocally lightest mask I’ve ever worn. Also you can wear your glasses with this mask (or in my case, my Virtual Boy).
Super light and easy to put on in the dark. My dogs wake me up quite often and the ease of putting it back on in the dark is important
Took a few nights of playing with the adjustments to really get a perfect fit. I had the side straps too low at first, but when i actually followed the instructions it was better.
The mask is not perfect, i do roll around somewhat and tend to incur leaks, but every mask has this issue for me. I follow the directions, pull the cushion away and reseat it and off i go.
Best part for me is not having the " mask ring" around my nose in the morning.
I dont think this will totally replace my other mask, i do like to switch up from time to time, but definitely one of the 2 best masks i have used. I really found nothing about this mask i did not like.
Full transparency, I was provided the mask for free as a tester, but I honestly love the mask.
Subject: Not for all
The Evora nasal is very minimalistic. But not for all people. I have a smallish head so the top adjustment isn’t small enough to keep it off my ears. So it’s very uncomfortable sleeping on my side. Other than that it seals very well.
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Subject: Good mask
The simplicity of this design scared me away at first. However, after more traditional mask designs were uncomfortable and clunky on my face, I decided to give this a try. Since there are only three parts, the mask was very easy to assemble and use. I was completely blown away by how comfortable this mask was, at least for my face. The FitPack was a good option, because I was able to try the different sizes out and I ended up with a medium nose size.
The baseball cap style headgear is the best invention ever. It didn't leave marks on my face in the morning. I had trouble finding the right size mask but after a few trials I settled on the large. Like all masks I have tried this one will leak before morning but no worse than the rest. This is a good setup and with some minor improvements on the mask fit it would be perfect. A swivel on the hose connection would help.
I like it well. The headgear worked very well for a side sleeper. The exhale was very comfortable and it worked much better than my previous Nasal CPAP mask. Very light weight and seems to be holding up well.