The newest ResMed full face mask on the market is the ResMed AirFit F20. It’s been available for some time now so there are a few reviews and tests out there already. I have personally tried and tested the ResMed F10 full face mask as well as the F20, so I am very interested to hear about how others find the newest edition. Let’s see what a few others have to say about the F20.
Jason from FreeCPAPadvice.com
Jason tested out the F20 and has an excellent comparison between it and it’s predescessor, the F10. Specifically, Jason seems to love the magnetic headgear clips, and the different types of silicone used on the mask cushion that makes for a more comfortable fit and better mask seal.
Nick from CPAP Reviews (not us – YouTube channel)
Nick has also been testing out the mask, and has received plenty of positive feedback from patients that have swapped to the AirFit F20. Once again, he draws particular attention to the magnetic clips which really do seem to be a winning feature of this CPAP design.
Things we’re excited about with the AirFit F20
As the reviews mention, the ResMed AirFit F20 has a number of notable improvements over it’s predecessor the F10.
- The Magnetic Headgear Clips. The magnetic headgear clips are wonderful. They make it considerably easier for pulling the mask off and putting it back on; especially in a half-asleep state and for anyone with reduced dexterity and/or strength in their hand as you only need to get the clips ‘there-about’ and they clip into place. In addition, they are far less prone to breaking like the hooks on the F10 masks.
- The mask cushion. The mask cushion is also a great improvement over the F10, and provides a better mask seal with the ‘tacky’ silicone around the mouth. The ‘frosted’ silicone around the nose provides more comfort where it is needed, reducing the chance of skin irritation.
- Mask Elbow. This has seen a redesign, making it easier for anyone with reduced dexterity to remove the tubing for trips to the bathroom, and reconnect upon the return. It is also much more robust that the F10 mask elbow, and will be less prone to breakage.
Other things to note is the headgear, (as Nick mentions in his video) which is typical resMed: high-quality, and long-lasting (nothing much has changed here). In addition, the mask frame now incorporates padding on the cheeks to make the mask more comfortable for side-sleeping especially. The mask remains very light, with a similar air vent location to the F10 series.
Overall, we think that the ResMed AirFit F20 is the pick of the full-face CPAP masks. ResMed have produced a good quality product here and have addressed many of the short-comings of their previous model.