Respironics ComfortGel Blue Full Face CPAP Mask Review:
A mask that revolutionizes Full Face comfort, seal and easy use
The Good / The Respironics ComfortGel Blue full face CPAP mask has features like “Blue” Gel Technology Cushion, Exhalation Ports and Elbow, Forehead Adjustment and Pad, and System One Resistance Control Number.
The Bad / People have complained about the mask sizing running small.
The Bottom Line / A very solid and affordable mask. There are some newer masks (like the AirTouch F20) which seem to have more comfort features, but those products come with a much higher cost.
The Respironics ComfortGel Blue Full Face CPAP Mask is one of Philips Respironics’ best quality full face masks. It has been highly complimented for both its comfort and mask seal, preventing leakage.
The gel cushion is loved by many of the ComfortGel users. It is softer and lighter than the previous cushion on Respironics’ previous model.
Respironics ComfortGel Blue Full Face CPAP Mask Product Features
Blue Gel Technology Cushion
The updated Blue gel used by the ComfortGel Blue Full Face is softer and conforms to the face better to provide an enhanced seal. The outer silicone membrane creates an effective seal. Additionally, the Comfort Flap uses Sure Seal Technology to provide a tight seal around the cushion. The Blue Gel Cushion and the SST Flap are replaceable, which allows a longer mask life.
Exhalation Ports and Elbow
The micro exhalation ports of the ComfortGel Blue Full Face Mask reduce the operation sound. The angle of the ports direct air away from the CPAP user and partner. With a 360 degree swivel connection, the elbow allows for movement during sleep and the hose may pass over the head or down and across the chest.
Forehead Adjustment and Pad
The proven comfort of the Premium Forehead Pad is used with the ComfortGel Blue Full Face Mask to enhance the fit. The redesigned cushion reduces pressure points. The StabilitySelector located between the forehead pad support and mask adjusts easily allowing users to find the best fit.
As mentioned above, the StabilitySelector allows the user to raise and lower the mask in order to find the best seal and fit.
System One Resistance Control Number
Philips Respironics developed System One Resistance Control to provide the best pressure for therapy by considering the mask. This system recognizes when adjustments are necessary and executes these adjustments automatically.
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ComfortGel Blue Compared With…
Although the ComfortGel Blue Full Face mask has been around for a while, it’s still a close competitor to many newer masks.
Simplus Full Face CPAP Mask
The Simplus Full Face Mask likewise has a forehead support pad, and has the RollFit technology, which is supposed to allow the cushion to move around while keeping the seal well intact. However, some CPAP users report marks/pain around the bridge of the nose with the Simplus, and the ComfortGel Blue, again, suits more lifestyle needs.
AirFit F20 CPAP Mask
However, the AirFit has its own fancy word for their cushion technology (InfinitySeal cushion) and also has magnetic clips. A number of people reported experiencing less air leakages and better range of vision with the AirFit. The AirFit is significantly more expensive though, so if price is a major factor, you may want to consider the ComfortGel Blue over the AirFit.
AirTouch F20 CPAP Mask
The selling point of the AirTouch F20 is its memory foam cushion – which has received pretty good reviews overall, online. Both the AirTouch F20 and the ComfortGel Blue have been praised for their mask seal. So, although it depends on the user’s sleeping/breathing behavior and face shape, if you’ve experienced annoying air leakage problems in the past or you want to be sure to minimize air leakages, you may want to consider the AirTouch. It is significantly pricier than the ComfortGel Blue, though.
What CPAP Users are Saying About the ComfortGel Blue Full Face Mask
I stopped using my machine as the pressure was very high and the mask was very uncomfortable, with this mask I have slept 5 nights in a row for more than 3-4 hours for the 1st time in over 3 years, I was averaging 60-90 minutes 2-3x a night. This is the most comfortable mask I’ve ever used
– Greg Y.
A very positive review from someone who totally fell in love with the ComfortGel Blue.
This mask is very good, very quiet, maintains a great seal, even after being on for many hour. The only thing I don’t like are the clips that attach head gear to mask, hard for me to get open and closed.
– Andrea T.
While Andrea likes the mask, she did find a negative aspect of it.
I had been using the “old” version of the comfort gel mask and I really liked it but when it came time to replace it I thought I would give the new version a try, and I’m very happy with it as well.
– Seamus A.
This user has been a longtime user of Philips Respironics’ masks, and is quite happy with his experiences.
ComfortGel Blue Full Face Mask Product Specifications
|Price as Reviewed||$79.99|
|Mask Features||“Blue” Gel Technology Cushion, Exhalation Ports and Elbow, Forehead Adjustment and Pad, System One Resistance Control Number|
|Sizing needs||Follows facial contours, but has been known to run small|
|Lifestyle needs||If leakage is a concern, this mask may be a great choice|
The ComfortGel Blue is equipped with some great features/technology designed to increase comfort during your CPAP therapy. The premium blue gel forms an effective seal by working with a thin, form-fitting silicone membrane to prevent leakage and increase comfort. The price is pretty good too, compared to some similar models like the AirFit and AirTouch F20 – so overall, a very good quality mask.
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