- very quiet (one of the quietest masks I've ever had)
- comfortable, lightweight
- vent is large and diffuses the air so well, we can cuddle!
- one heckuva swivel (but see hose con)
- leaks aren't too bad (except for PGP nights)
- hose-to-mask connector comes off too easy (without my approval)
- slip on loops vs clips come off too easy (also without my approval)
- everything comes off too easy (no one asks me, just falls apart)
I've been using the F&P Simplus for a while now. I'm very happy with it. I don't open my mouth in my sleep but, for some reason, start lip leaking. After trying a plethora of stuff to try and stop that nasty thing, I gave up and tried several FFMs. I tried the Air, the Quattro, and then the Simplus. The other two were disasters between leaks and facial pain.
I initially started with the small but switched to the medium. I thought the medium would be wider and help with leaking at my mouth (the air stretches my mouth wider, causing it to break the seal). But it is longer instead. It still helps because it kinda acts as a chin strap and my mouth doesn't get blown open at all, a big problem with the other masks. Switching sizes is just a matter of switching the cushion, not the entire mask. Cool.
The Simplus can go several nights and not make a sound. Seriously, it is one of the quietest masks I've ever had. It's been cool to be able to cuddle again. BUT then it will have Paula Got Punked (PGP) nights and I swear it was switched for the Quattro. Nothing but farting at the bottom and leaks at the top and noise all over the place! Then the next night, quiet again. SWMBO gets very, very angry on the noisy nights and I suffer muchly from multiple elbow alarms and full body pushes.
The connector that goes from the main hose to the mask is this typical adapter thing. And lately it stays on the hose but falls off the mask. In the middle of the night. Since it falls to the floor, I sleep right through it until I start snoring. Breathing in a FFM is easy. Snoring? Not so much. The rest of the mask stays intact while in use. But the cushion frame part will come off or the headgear comes off if I am moving it around during the day or just hanging it up on its hook. The frame doesn't firmly click into place. It is just this gentle, wimpy nudge of a click. Like the filter holder on the S9.
I love this mask. I still have my Nuance pillow mask and will switch between the two, depending on mood. Maybe someday I will stop lip leaking and can go back to the Nuance full time! Until then, I'm glad the Simplus is working for me.