AirFit F20 - new and old technologies combine to make ResMed's best full face mask yet
- New InfinitySeal silicone cushion designed to accommodate your movements, and tolerate misfitting
- Easy to use magnetic clips* for quick fitting
- Flexible fabric-lined frame delivers breadth of fit while adding comfort
- Plush headgear assists in giving a more comfortable night’s therapy
- "For Her" version available for more tailored therapy (special order item - call 0800 024 8050)
*IMPORTANT - the magnetic clips this mask uses mean it is unsuitable for patients with a pacemaker. Please instead consider a different Full Face CPAP Mask.
The AirFit F20 was designed to comfortably fit the widest range of faces. Indeed, in an internal ResMed study, the AirFit F20 fitted 96.5% of all patients. The mask includes comfort features, such as the adaptive silicone cushion, which aim to provide a secure and comfortable seal for your therapy needs regardless of your face shape or size.
Extensively tested and designed to give you the best therapy experience, AirFit F20 is a proven choice among patients. Recent ResMed internal studies have shown that, when comparing against the current market-leading full-face mask, 86% of the patients prefer the seal of AirFit F20.
A majority of patients in ResMed internal studies also say they prefer AirFit F20 over the current market leader in terms of stability and ease of use.
AirFit F20 - Numerous small advancements combine to great effect
When looking at the ResMed AirFit 20 next to the previous generation, the AirFit F10, there are few visible differences. However there are several small improvements all over, and these combine to make a notable overall improvement to the already-popular F10.
The cushion: The AirFit F20 uses ResMed's new InfinitySeal cushion design. While similar in shape to the F10, the cushion behaves differently. It effectively inflates towards the face, providing a more cushioned seal and greater flexibility. It should also allow for a looser fit (it is less reliant on being strapped tight to seal), and the wider contact area with the face reduces the risk of pressures sores. Finally, the cushion combines two silicone finishes from previous mask; the F10 cushion had a frosted finish which sacrificed a little grip compared to the smooth finish previous ResMed mask (such as the Quattro), in return for a softer feel and markings. With the F20, the majority of the cushion is the superior grip of the smooth finish, with the frosted texture used on the nasal bridge - the most problematic area for skin damage. ResMed have added stays on the inside of the cushion to prevent the reduced grip in the area causing the cushion to leak into the eyes. Initial reviews for this new mask suggest this design works very well, providing the best overall balance of seal and comfort of any ResMed mask to date.
Magnetic headgear clips: The AirFit F20 is the first ResMed full face mask to have magnetic headgear clips. There are numerous advantages to this style clip; they are far easier to apply, as the magnet gets pulled into place automatically, and also to remove. They are also not reliant on a relatively small hook of plastic, which is typically the first part of a CPAP mask to fail. The magnets are actively pulling the tab onto the mask throughout the night, so the risk of it detaching during sleep if greatly reduced compared to a hook design that can work its way loose or off. Overall, this is a big improvement over previous ResMed designs and we would expect this to now be the standard for all of their mask in the future.
Fabric frame supports: The "arms" the got from the main frame of the AirFit F20 to the headgear now have a fabric cover, unlike the AirFit F10 or the Quattro FX. This fabric cover prevents unnecessary silicone contact with the skin, which can be uncomfortable and cause marks or skin irritation.
Elbow and exhalation: The AirFit F10 had a quick-release elbow, which was very useful for getting up during the night without having the remove and re-fit the mask; you simply squeezed the elbow on either side to release it from the main mask. The AirFit F20 has redesigned the tabs to be made of plastic rather than rubber, so should be easier to push and also more durable. The exhalation port has also been redesigned, and early reviews suggest it is now notably quieter than the old F10 design.
AirFit F20 - the best ResMed full face mask?
The AirFit F20 is a clear culmination of the feedback ResMed have had from their previous mask generations; keep (and improve) what works, and change what does not. Gone is the entirely frosted cushion surface, replaced with a largely smooth surface seen in the Quattro, using only the frosting on the problematic nasal bridge with new supports to aid the seal in this area. Gone are the rubber quick-release tabs for the elbow, with a more durable and easier to use plastic design incorporated. The new inflatable seal and magnetic clips are new technologies that should provide a step forward from previous entries. Overall, these should combine to make the AirFit F20 ResMed's best full face mask yet, and their internal studies (detailed above) along with early reviews suggest that they do. If you are considering changing to a different full face mask, then the AirFit F20 should be on your shortlist.
Sizing your ResMed AirFit F20 CPAP mask
We have found that the AirFit F20 does not always size up the same as other CPAP masks; including previous ResMed masks. We therefore strongly recommend using the Sizing Gauge in the Downloads tab above before ordering, and not to assume that being a medium in your current mask means you will be a medium in the AirFit F20. We always recommend using a sizing gauge when purchasing any CPAP mask for the first time, but with the ResMed AirFit F20 it is particularly important. Please note: all sizes of mask will be supplied with the standard sized headgear - this is a long-standing ResMed policy across all of their masks and is beyond our control. If a larger or smaller headgear is required this will need to be purchased separately (it can be found here) and cannot be exchanged/swapped with the one supplied. However the regular size fits the vast majority of patients, regardless of mask size.
- Mask-Fit Insurance
Mask Fit Insurance is available for this mask
If you are considering trying this mask for the first time, you can order in confidence using Mask Fit Insurance.
Mask Fit Insurance costs £14.99 for nasal masks and £19.99 for full face masks, and allows you to return this mask for a refund if unsuitable.
You have 28 days from the dispatch date to assess the mask and notify us that you are unhappy with it for any reason. You can return it and have it refunded (we must receive it back within 7 days of being notified).
The fee for the insurance is non-refundable once the mask is opened, nor are any outgoing postage costs. The mask itself will be refunded in full.
A pre-paid returns label will be included for customers in the UK. We strongly recommend getting a proof of postge (which is free) as returns not received cannot be refunded. For overseas customers, the return postage will need to be arranged by the customer and this cannot be reimbursed.
CPAP masks purchased without insurance cannot be returned/refunded once opened for hygiene reasons, as explained in our returns policy.
Mask Fit Insurance must be ordered at the same time as the mask in question, and cannot be added retroactively.
Intus Healthcare reserve the right not to honour any orders containing multiple masks purchased with Insurance; please instead choose which mask you feel is most suitable and select the size required as per the sizing gauge (if applicable). Should you subsequently determine a different mask or size is required, you can of course return the first and order the other.
If you need any further information, please use the chat function (if available), or contact us.
Unit Qty No SKU / Code 63405 63406 63407 Manufacturer ResMed Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt Yes Mask Size Large, Medium, Small Sizing Gauges Digital, downloadable (see "Useful Links" box in Product Description above) Mask Type Full Face Cushion/Seal Material Silicone Replaceable Seal/Cushion Yes 360 Degree Swivels Mask End, Tube End Humidifier Required Recommended Forehead Support No Chin Support No Diffuser Yes Exhalation Valve Yes Oxygen/Pressure Port No Flexible Mask Body No Storage Bag/Box Supplied No (Quick) Release Method Pull from magnet, over catch Headgear Included Yes Headgear Attachment Method Magnetic Catch Crown Strap Yes, Fixed Headgear Adjustment Points 4 Manual Languages English Manufacturer's Warranty 90 days Manufacturer's Help Lines No Made In No CE Marked Yes
Quality 5 star : (8) 4 star : (3) 3 star : (3) 2 star : (2) 1 star : (0) Value 5 star : (3) 4 star : (4) 3 star : (4) 2 star : (4) 1 star : (1) Ease of Use 5 star : (9) 4 star : (6) 3 star : (1) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0) Comfort 5 star : (7) 4 star : (6) 3 star : (2) 2 star : (1) 1 star : (0) Website Information 5 star : (7) 4 star : (6) 3 star : (2) 2 star : (1) 1 star : (0)Total : 16 Reviews
Customer ReviewsProblems experienced by first time user Review by Maggie
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortAs a first time user I found it easy to fit, but after wearing for 20 mins the head harness appliance being tight at the base of the skull gives me headache and this part is not adjustable. Also, wearing the face mask made my teeth ache, if i loosen it , it doesn’t give a good seal.Maybe when i go back to the Hospital they will have some ideas.(Posted on 1 January 2019)
What a find... the best mask by far I have found yet. Review by GK
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueIts a bit like the U2 song - "I haven't found what I am looking for..." until now that is!(Posted on 26 November 2018)
Whilst in Oz briefly, using a F&P product which I thought pretty good at the time, a small piece of plastic broke rendering the whole mask useless.
Tried this product, and it has been amazing to date (taking into some of the durability complaints above) - the comfort, quality and its ease of use makes all the other masks (I have two drawers full of different types) I have tried over the years, very, very second rate. Run at very high pressures (18).
I have only had it for a couple of months. So not durability issues (touch wood) experienced via other reviewers yet.
Great mask - but rendered useless when a catch broke off Review by Edge
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueI had this mask for about 9 months. Until two weeks ago it was possibly the best mask I've had in eight years. The magnetic catches are a great idea - much less fumbling around because, once the two parts are close together, the magnets snap them into the right position. Unfortunately, the parts of the catches that are attached to the mask have a rather flimsy attachment and one of them just snapped off. Not great for something that costs over £100. The warranty is only 90 days, so now I have to fork out again. While I appreciate the need to keep the weight of these masks down, there are some parts that do need to be made strong enough. If not for that, I would've recommended this mask.(Posted on 6 November 2018)
At great mask when new Review by Craig
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueThis mask was superb when new, the only initial complaint was that air blown out of the front vent irritated my partner.(Posted on 9 August 2018)
Now that the mask has been used a few months I find it doesn't seal very well around the face and leaks a lot, I have to over tighten which hurts the face and the straps are going past the point they should stick on the top of the head. Its quite irritating how easily the mask comes apart.
Great idea, bad quality Review by Chloe-24/7VentUser
Value Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of UseGreat mask, I use it while sleeping and a nasal one in the day. I loved this mask until the seal tore. I got another one as I was in hospital and it was being used excessively but no, my second tore and the third. By now I was so angry that my amazing new mask tore every 3/4months. The magnets that fasten the mask on are easily lost as they slip off the strap while your trying to adjust it. I love the mask but it must be made more durable for 24/7 ventilator patients, being 22 I love going out and I need a reliable full face mask and for the first time resmed I am disappointed.(Posted on 9 July 2018)
Comfortable Review by Neil
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information100% recommend this mask so much more comfortable the old mask(Posted on 18 June 2018)
Good Product Review by Isidora
Value Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of UseGood 1st mask, took a little getting used to. It seems to work better when it is looser rather than tightened, once I found that out, it worked really well. Light weight and fairly comfortable to sleep in.(Posted on 29 May 2018)
a very good mask Review by Antonis
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationProbably the best cpap mask. Expensive but the rule here is what you give is what you get. Carefull with the size measure your self if you got a big head (like me) you ll probalby need the large headgear. Hope that soon will be available the quiet air elbow and also the airtouch coushion.(Posted on 20 April 2018)
Good product but...... Review by Bob
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortThe product has it's advantage from the older version quattro one but the only thing I don't like about the product is the air blowing out is dispersed in all directions front the mask. My wife keeps complaing of a draft of wind on her face even though an not facing her. Otherwise it ticks all the boxes for me. Worth getting the fitting warranty if you're not sure. Medium is a good fit for the average guy.(Posted on 31 March 2018)
Really comfortable mask Review by MC
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortAs a first time user I bought this with the sleepcube (see separate review) and found it really lightweight and comfortable. I found a couple of tips useful - firstly don't overtighten - I put the mask on with the CPAP machine working and loosened the straps until I heard it leak and then gently re-tightened the straps a little and that was set, secondly when putting it on at night allow the CPAP machine to blow a little air in before fixing the bottom straps as this inflates the sides and creates an air cushion around your mouth and nose which makes it far more comfortable. Overall a fairly pricey mask but well worth the money for the comfort. As another tip I bought the CPAP pillow which is small but works well to stop the mask from being pushed to one side as I'm a side sleeper.(Posted on 13 December 2017)