Speaking of parts, look at the masks that fit you and see which one has parts you can buy vs having to buy the entire mask again.
My first hose lasted close to two years I think. Probably longer. But then I got sick as a dog for a long time, going through all sorts of crap to figure out what was wrong. Finally figured out it was crap in the hose. They used to last longer, be tougher, but they were also not see-through. If your hose is clear and you can see how truly clean it is or is not, go for it. That's one thing I like about the newer hoses (well, except for the ClimateLine). However, they are cheaply, horribly made. I don't think I could get one to last longer than 6 months. But I'm rather rough on them. I wake up most mornings and have to untangle them from the bed post and my pillow.
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