ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face CPAP Mask with QuietAir from ResMed

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The AirFit F20 is a culmination of ResMed’s feedback from their previous mask generations; keep what works and improve what doesn’t. Gone is the entirely frosted cushion surface, replaced with a large smooth surface seen in the Quattro, using only the frosting on the problematic nasal bridge with new supports to aid the seal in this area. Gone are the rubber quick-release tabs for the elbow, with a more durable and easier-to-use plastic design incorporated. The new inflatable seal and magnetic clips are new technologies that should provide a step forward from previous entries. Overall, these should combine to make the AirFit F20 ResMed’s best full-face mask yet, and their internal studies (detailed below) and early reviews suggest that they do. If you are considering changing to a different full-face Mask, then the AirFit F20 should be on your shortlist.

IMPORTANT – The magnetic clips this mask uses mean it is unsuitable for patients with a pacemaker. 

If you have not used this mask before, please click the “Downloads” tab below to find the sizing guide. Please do not assume which size you need – the sizing guide will ensure you get the most appropriate size.

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From:
£119.00with VAT Relief

If you are considering trying this mask for the first time, you can order in confidence using Mask Fit Insurance and have to option to return this mask for a refund if unsuitable. See the Mask-Fit Insurance section below for more information.

AirFit F20 – new and old technologies combine to make ResMed’s best full-face mask yet

  • The new InfinitySeal silicone cushion is designed to accommodate your movements and tolerate misfitting
  • Easy to use magnetic clips* for quick fitting
  • The flexible fabric-lined frame delivers a breadth of fit while adding comfort
  • Plush headgear assists in giving a more comfortable night’s therapy

Now with QuietAir elbow! – the F20 mask now includes ResMed’s QuietAir elbow, which reduces noise but 89% and makes exhaled air leave the mask 70% more gently. Both make the F20 more comfortable for both you and your bed partner.

*IMPORTANT – The magnetic clips this mask uses mean it is unsuitable for patients with a pacemaker. Please instead consider a different Full Face CPAP Mask.

The AirFit F20 is designed to fit the broadest range of faces comfortably. The mask includes comfort features, such as the adaptive silicone cushion, which aim to provide a secure and comfortable seal for your therapy needs regardless of your face shape or size. Indeed, in an internal ResMed study, the AirFit F20 fitted 96.5% of all patients.

Extensively tested and designed to give you the best therapy experience, AirFit F20 is a proven choice among patients. Recent ResMed internal studies have shown that, when comparing against the current market-leading full-face mask, 86% of the patients prefer the seal of AirFit F20.

Most patients in ResMed internal studies also say they prefer AirFit F20 over the current market leader regarding stability and ease of use.

AirFit F20 – Numerous small advancements combine to great effect

When looking at the ResMed AirFit 20 next to the previous generation, the AirFit F10, there are a few visible differences. However, several minor improvements all over combine to make a notable overall improvement to the already-popular F10.

The cushion: The AirFit F20 uses ResMed’s new InfinitySeal cushion design. While similar in shape to the F10, the buffer behaves differently. It effectively inflates the face, providing a cushioned seal and greater flexibility. It should also allow for a looser fit (it is less reliant on being strapped tight to seal), and the wider contact area with the face reduces the risk of pressure sores. Finally, the cushion combines two silicone finishes from the previous mask; the F10 cushion had a frosted finish which sacrificed a little grip compared to the smooth finish of previous ResMed masks (such as the Quattro), in return for a softer feel and markings. With the F20, most of the cushion is the superior grip of the smooth finish, with the frosted texture used on the nasal bridge – the most problematic area for skin damage. ResMed has added stays on the inside of the cushion to prevent the reduced grip in the area, causing the cushion to leak into the eyes. Initial reviews for this new mask suggest this design works very well, providing the best overall balance of seal and comfort of any ResMed mask.

Magnetic headgear clips: The AirFit F20 is the first ResMed full-face mask with magnetic headgear clips. There are numerous advantages to this style clip; they are far easier to apply, as the magnet gets pulled into place automatically, and also to remove. They are also independent of a relatively small hook of plastic, which is typically the first part of a CPAP mask to fail. The magnets are actively pulling the tab onto the mask throughout the night, so the risk of it detaching during sleep is significantly reduced compared to a hook design that can work its way loose or off. Overall, this is a significant improvement over previous ResMed designs, and we expect this to be the standard for all of their mask in the future.

Fabric frame supports: The “arms” they got from the main structure of the AirFit F20 to the headgear now have a fabric cover, unlike the AirFit F10 or the Quattro FX. This fabric cover prevents unnecessary silicone contact with the skin, which can be uncomfortable and cause marks or skin irritation.

Elbow and exhalation: The AirFit F10 had a quick-release elbow, which was very useful for getting up during the night without having the remove and re-fit the mask; you simply squeezed the elbow on either side to release it from the main mask. The AirFit F20 has redesigned the tabs to be made of plastic rather than rubber, so should be easier to push and also more durable. The exhalation port has also been redesigned, and early reviews suggest it is now notably quieter than the old F10 design.

AirFit F20 – the best ResMed full face mask?

The AirFit F20 is a clear culmination of the feedback ResMed have had from their previous mask generations; keep (and improve) what works and change what does not. Gone is the entirely frosted cushion surface, replaced with a largely smooth surface seen in the Quattro, using only the frosting on the problematic nasal bridge with new supports to aid the seal in this area. Gone are the rubber quick-release tabs for the elbow, with a more durable and easier-to-use plastic design incorporated. The new inflatable seal and magnetic clips are new technologies that should provide a step forward from previous entries. Overall, these should combine to make the AirFit F20 ResMed’s best full-face mask yet, and their internal studies (detailed above) and early reviews suggest that they do. If you are considering changing to a different full-face mask, then the AirFit F20 should be on your shortlist.

Sizing your ResMed AirFit F20 CPAP mask

We have found that the AirFit F20 does not always size up like other CPAP masks, including previous ResMed masks. We therefore strongly recommend using the Sizing Gauge in the Downloads tab above before ordering and not assuming that being a medium in your current mask means you will be a medium in the AirFit F20. We always recommend using a sizing gauge when purchasing any CPAP mask for the first time, but with the ResMed AirFit F20, it is particularly important. Please note: all sizes are supplied with the standard-sized headgear – this is a long-standing ResMed policy across all of their masks and is beyond our control. If a larger or smaller headgear is required, this must be purchased separately (it can be found here) and cannot be exchanged/swapped with the one supplied. However, the regular size fits most patients, regardless of mask size.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
360° Swivels

Mask End, Tube End

CE Certified

Yes

Chin Support

No

Crown Strap

Fixed, Yes

Cushion Material

Silicone

Forehead Support

No

Headgear Attachment Method

Magnetic Catch

Includes Headgear?

Yes

Headgear Adjustment Points

4

Condition

New

Latex Free

Yes

User Manual Languages

English

Manufacturer's Warranty

90 Days

Mask Size

Small, Medium, Large

Mask Type

Full Face

Quick-Release Method

over catch, Pull from magnet

Replaceable Cushion

Yes

Mask Fit Insurance is available for this mask

If you are considering trying this mask for the first time, you can order in confidence using Mask Fit Insurance.

Mask Fit Insurance costs £14.99 for nasal masks and £19.99 for full face masks, and allows you to return this mask for a refund if unsuitable.

You have 28 days from the dispatch date to assess the mask and notify us that you are unhappy with it for any reason. You can return it and have it refunded (we must receive it back within 7 days of being notified).

The fee for the insurance is non-refundable once the mask is opened, as are any outgoing postage costs. The mask itself will be refunded in full.

A pre-paid returns label will be included for customers in the UK. We strongly recommend getting a proof of postage (which is free) as returns not received cannot be refunded. For overseas customers, the return postage will need to be arranged by the customer and this cannot be reimbursed.

CPAP masks purchased without insurance cannot be returned/refunded once opened for hygiene reasons, as explained in our returns policy.

Mask Fit Insurance must be ordered at the same time as the mask in question, and cannot be added retroactively.

Intus Healthcare reserve the right not to honour any orders containing multiple masks purchased with Insurance; please instead choose which mask you feel is most suitable and select the size required as per the sizing gauge (if applicable). Should you subsequently determine a different mask or size is required, you can of course return the first and order the other.

If you need any further information, please use the chat function (if available), or contact us.

How can I look after this mask?

It’s recommended that your mask should be washed daily, avoiding antibacterial soap, as it will cause damage to the silicone mask cushion. Also, washing your face before applying the mask will benefit the quality of CPAP therapy.

We have several products to help keep your Resmed F20 in peak condition. We would suggest picking up some CPAP Mask Wipes.

Why would I need a full face mask?

A full face mask is recommended if you breathe through your mouth while you sleep, even if only for short periods. The Resmed F20 Full Face mask will allow CPAP therapy for both the nasal passageways and the mouth.

When will I need to replace my mask cushion?

It is recommended to replace your Resmed F20 Full Face mask cushion every nine months on average. The headgear should be replaced as and when the elasticity is no longer effective. Both can be found on the Airfit F10 Parts page.

It can sometimes be more cost-effective to replace the entire mask, particularly if you need both the cushion and the headgear.

It is strongly recommended to replace mask cushions and pillows as soon as they start to soften. This will lead to air leaks which will reduce the effectiveness of CPAP.

Do I need a prescription to order the AirFit F20 CPAP mask?

No. Only CPAP machines require a prescription; all other items on our site are provided on a self-declared prescription basis during the checkout process.