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Airfit P10 love but need something else
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Chrstauffe Offline

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Airfit P10 love but need something else
I use the Airfit P10 love but after 6 month I have had to adjust the strap 3 times now.
Basically the strap keeps getting longer. My solution has been to shorten the strap by putting a few stitches in the strap on each side of the split to take about an inch out of the length each time.

My problem is that this strap is supposed to last a year. I can't even make it 3 months without it getting so lose that it falls off of my face within an hour or so. I just made adjustments to the sides again and I think I might have made it too tight this time because now I am waking up around 5am or earlier with a sore nose right between the nostrils.

So my 6 months on this mask ends Oct 8.

I would like to find a different mask that is similar to the Airfit P10.
I really like how the P10 doesn't feel like you are strapped in. But I don't think it is doing me much good if I can't keep it in place. Basically a P10 with adjustable straps would be awesome...
09-28-2014 07:31 PM
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herbm Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
Search for Gabby's or Retire_Guy's post (or others) who just cut and set up the strap with velcro or some such.

For me, as the strap gets longer and SEEMINGLY LOOSER it actually works better. I never would have set it this loose intentionally had it not just happened.

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09-28-2014 07:34 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
(09-28-2014 07:31 PM)Chrstauffe Wrote:  I use the Airfit P10 love but after 6 month I have had to adjust the strap 3 times now.
Basically the strap keeps getting longer. My solution has been to shorten the strap by putting a few stitches in the strap on each side of the split to take about an inch out of the length each time.

My problem is that this strap is supposed to last a year. I can't even make it 3 months without it getting so lose that it falls off of my face within an hour or so. I just made adjustments to the sides again and I think I might have made it too tight this time because now I am waking up around 5am or earlier with a sore nose right between the nostrils.

So my 6 months on this mask ends Oct 8.

I would like to find a different mask that is similar to the Airfit P10.
I really like how the P10 doesn't feel like you are strapped in. But I don't think it is doing me much good if I can't keep it in place. Basically a P10 with adjustable straps would be awesome...

I'm inclined to agree it should be able to last longer than that. What I have done is to simply cut the straps, then pin them together with a safety pin. That way I can adjust it without any major problem.

On my new mask, when I thought it was getting a little loose, I broke down and washed it in hot water even though I really don't think you should spoil stuff like your mask, hose, car or truck, by washing them very often. That did shrink it back down to probably about where it started.

Beyond that, you can buy just the headgear from the various suppliers. That will save some money.

Also it's supposed to be you can substitute a different mask headgear that is adjustable, but unhappily I don't remember which one. I'll be someone will chime in to remind us!
(This post was last modified: 09-28-2014 07:57 PM by retired_guy.)
09-28-2014 07:55 PM
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Chrstauffe Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
Berbm
I think I found one of the posts you suggested but I am having a hard time rapping my head around how the velcro was added
09-28-2014 07:56 PM
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Mike1953 Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
I wash mine weekly and it shrinks right back to like new shape.
09-28-2014 07:58 PM
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Chrstauffe Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
I found gabbys post and it referenced a Swift FX but not how it attaches to the mask
09-28-2014 08:11 PM
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Chrstauffe Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
Yeah I tried washing it once a week, when I first got it but it didn't go back down. That is when my wife added the extra stitches to shrink it.
09-28-2014 08:15 PM
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Post: #8
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
Or just switch to a better mask. Have you tried the Nuance? Or the Swift FX? The only real difference between the FX and the P10 is the diffuser and headgear that wasn't designed by drunk squirrels.

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09-28-2014 08:28 PM
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Chrstauffe Offline

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Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
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Post: #9
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
PaulaO2
The Nuance looks nice. I will be looking into it.
09-28-2014 08:35 PM
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Galactus Offline

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Post: #10
RE: Airfit P10 love but need something else
If you were just to cut the headgear on the P10 and stick in some velcro you'd be all done. It would be a very simple fix and would not add any weight. Want me to commission Mrs G to do a few? She loves any reason to use that sewing machine she just had to have Big Grin

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09-28-2014 10:41 PM
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