Ok...first night of trial for the Quattro Air...time for some first impressions...
It is a very light weight ffm, very few parts and it is very much a scaled up version of my usual Mirage FX nasal mask. It was easy enough to set up and, with my Mirage experience, the hooks were no problem to use. The mask stayed secure through the night (tummy, side and back sleeping) and I was not woken up to any "mask farts" or leaks.
During the initial set up, and when using the "fit test" function on my own machine (20cm H2O pressure), I found that the mask would leak a bit at the bottom, where it contacts the area between the mouth and chin. I've adjusted the headgear to tweak the angle and that did help...but I still found it easy for the mask to break contact with the face and "slide" in this area when you open your mouth any. I'll be trying a mask wipe for my chin and this portion of the mask tonight to see if the textured/frosted silicone seal can be a bit more "tacky" and grip a bit better. Could be an issue as this is a loaner mask vs. brand new (i.e. maybe some deposits left over from the cleaning or something), or it could be a function of the texture...not sure at this point.
Although I was using a higher tension on the headgear than what I was used to (no surprising considering the larger area covered by the ffm at my usual pressure...pressure x area = force...up the area, and it ups the force that the headgear needs to deal with), there were no headaches in the morning and no mask or headgear marks beyond what I usually have with my nasal mask. The headgear itself was a little "off" from what I was anticipating from my Mirage FX....can't put a finger on it, but there was something just not quite as I would expect from ResMed...could be a loaner issue.
The quick release elbow is a nice feature...definitely easier to just pop off the hose to make a "trip down the hall" or shut off a light than having to peel the whole mask off and re-set it again when you get back
Overall, the initial impression is very favorable. Here are my break-downs:
(pending figuring out the chin area issue)
(could be due to it being a loaner)
Overall (and assuming some of the issues are due to loaner / use):