- super duper lightweight
- super duper quiet
- exhaust vent is well diffused, making no noise against sheets or freezing out bed partner
- headgear has no adjustments
- hose from mask has no swivel
- headgear has no adjustments
- and the headgear does not adjust
Sadly, the Airfit P10 did not work for me. I've used only nasal pillows during my CPAP "career" and always look forward to trying a new one.
First impressions were great! The entire thing is so lightweight, a plus for any mask. Ignoring everything else, it is by far the quietest mask I have ever worn. The diffused vent is wonderful. Dang, that is such a cool idea! However, other than that, there wasn't much else I liked.
The headgear has no adjustments whatsoever. Well, other than stretching it repeatedly until it either breaks or it holds the stretch. The single band is split partway so that one bit of it goes to the top of your head and one bit goes to the back. That's it. You cannot move the straps away from your eyes or adjust for hair thickness or thinness. This lack of adjustments gave me my very first sore nose. Not inside the nostril, but the headgear had pulled the pillows so tightly, the outside of my nose had wrinkled (like I had pushed it to play "piggy") and it was tender most of the day.
I stretched the crapola out of the headgear hoping to keep that from happening again. It did, but not well enough. Now it started coming off. It was still tight, but it came off at least twice a night. And why not? There was nothing to hold it on but that tiny strap.
Coming off of the mask, inside the strap, was a flexible piece of plastic. On the second or third night, for some reason (my stretching it maybe?), that bit of plastic dug into my cheek bone. Yay. Fix the nose, now another sore spot. Granted, I have sensitive skin but, come on! It was as if the Airfit was committing slow suicide.
Okay, Paula, enough with the headgear. We get it. You didn't like it. What about the mask itself? The pillow part?
Oh, now that I liked! Lightweight and quiet. Nasal pillows are getting more and more lightweight which is both a blessing and a curse. Lightweight means they are more easily dislodged. And the designers made dislodging easier not only with stoopid headgear, but with a mask hose that had no swivel. Just comes straight out the mask. I woke up a lot to readjust the mask since it had been pulled aside by the hose when I had moved.
The quiet part, ResMed designers deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously. No more noise when the exhaust hits the sheets, covers, or pillow. No more freezing out the partner. And it is so freaking quiet! I love love love that part!
For some reason, I could not breathe out against this mask. It was extremely difficult for me. I have my EPR set to 2 and I could have changed it to 3, true. I've had similar problems with other masks. I don't have a lung condition but sometimes a mask will do that. When I switched from the Breeze to the Swift LT, I had to raise the EPR to 3 for a while until I got used to it. Some masks I don't need the EPR at all. Yeah, I'm weird.
Also, the medium pillows, the ones that fit, whistled on exhale. Drove me nuts. No, it wasn't a leak. I took them out, put them back in, did all sorts of stuff. The small and large did not whistle. I went with the small as they formed a better seal than the large. Like I said, it was as if the Airfit was committing slow suicide with me.
One thing to keep in mind: my experience with this mask will not be your experience. A lot of people absolutely love this mask. And I'm happy for them. It's just not the mask for me.
A review is just one's opinion and does not mean that's the way it is forever amen.