Look & Feel
The Evora Nasal Mask features a small nasal cushion held in place by minimalist teal and gray headgear that’s designed to be worn like a baseball cap.
- Those interested in a low-profile nasal mask
- CPAP users who experience claustrophobia with bulky masks
- People who wear glasses
Who Should Keep Looking
- CPAP users who prefers a traditional nasal mask design
- People with long hair, particularly if it is thick or curly
- Anyone with a mustache
Small, Medium, Large, Wide
The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask rests underneath the nose and seals around the nostrils rather than covering the entire nose like a traditional nasal mask. It is designed for use with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and other positive airway pressure (PAP) devices.
F&P also makes a full-face version of the Evora with a hybrid design that seals over the mouth and around the nostrils. We’ll focus on the nasal model, examining its features and how it compares to similar Fisher & Paykel masks.
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Other Nasal and Nasal Pillow Mask Models Made by Fisher & Paykel
- Fisher & Paykel Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask: The Fisher & Paykel Brevida is a nasal pillow CPAP mask, meaning it features nasal inserts that rest inside the user’s nostrils. It has a slightly larger footprint than a traditional nasal pillow mask, with a silicone cushion that inflates around the nasal inserts and seals against the sides of the nose.
- Fisher & Paykel Eson 2 Nasal Mask: The Eson 2 features a traditional nasal mask design that covers the user’s entire nose. It has adjustable elastic headgear that easily pulls on and off.
- Fisher & Paykel FlexiFit 406 Petite Nasal Mask: Designed for people with smaller facial features, the FlexiFit 406 pairs a traditional nasal mask design with stretchy headgear that includes a “glider clip” mechanism to allow more freedom of movement while wearing the mask.
What You Need to Know About the Fisher & Paykel Evora CPAP Nasal Mask
Unlike traditional nasal CPAP masks, the Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask does not cover the user’s entire nose. Instead, the mask’s headgear holds an inflatable cushion against and around the bottom of the nose.
The Evora features adjustable, stretchy headgear made from a soft knit fabric. Once you adjust the headgear correctly, you can put it on and take it off like a baseball cap without worrying about clasps or hook-and-loop fasteners.
The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask is available in small, medium, large, and wide sizes. These sizes refer to the nasal cushion only. The one-size headgear is adjustable.
PAP Type: Nasal
- Silicone mask cushion
- Mask frame
- Connection tube with swivel
Using This CPAP Mask
The Evora’s cap-style headgear makes it extremely easy to use, particularly for people with dexterity concerns that make clasps or hook-and-loop fasteners difficult. Most people should also find that the Evora is reasonably intuitive to take apart and put back together for cleaning.
Like most CPAP masks, the Evora Nasal Mask is compatible with the vast majority of CPAP, automatic positive airway pressure (APAP), and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines.
The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask has a suggested pressure range of 4 to 25 centimeters of water pressure (cm H2O), which is the standard measurement for PAP air pressure levels. Most PAP users use a prescribed air pressure setting within this range.
The maintenance schedule from Fisher & Paykel instructs users to wash the headgear weekly and the cushion, swivel, frame, and connection tube daily. The mask must be disassembled to clean the individual components. The company adheres to standard CPAP cleaning recommendations, suggesting that owners wash the mask components in warm, soapy water. The mask parts should be thoroughly rinsed in clean water and left to air dry out of direct sunlight.
What Do Customers Have to Say About the Evora CPAP Nasal Mask?
The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask has garnered mostly positive reviews from customers. The lightweight, low-profile design is regularly singled out as being exceptionally comfortable, and owners report that the headgear is easier to adjust and use than that of competing CPAP masks.
However, the minimalist headgear may also be why some reviewers report that the Evora does not always stay in place while they sleep. This complaint is more common among people with long, thick, or curly hair, who also report that the headgear pulls at their hair when they put it on as suggested.