F&P Pilairo Nasal Pillow Mask
I like this mask because it is lightweight and stays in place well. First couple of nights, made my nostrils a lil sore, but I think I needed to get used to it. I do have some marks on side of face when I wake up but they go away.
Written by Regina , -2014-06-04
Didn't work for me.
After 3 sleepless nights i have to say this is not the mask for me. i guess i toss and turn too much for this mask to work properly. it kept coming off and not sealing right. i was disappointed too because i'm tired of the strap across the top of my head messing up my hair. i say it would probably work for someone who doesn't move much at night.
Written by jhspires88-28169, -2014-06-03
Very happy with Pilaro
When I saw this mask on this site I knew it's minimalist design would work for me. I awaken often to go to the bathroom and this mask is easy to remove & replace so I can stay in a half asleep state while tending to business. I love the non-irritating air seal nasal pillows that cause no irritation or morning after marks. I've used this mask for over a year of my 15 year CPAP history and can't recommend more highly.
Written by CPAP Nan, -2014-05-20
Pilaro Q nasal mask
I have worn this mask off and on for a year and like everything about it except the one-size-fits-all strap. It is much too tight and I wake up in the middle of the night with pain around my nostrils and tip of my nose. This mask would be perfect if the elastic strap were adjustable.
Written by Chris, -2014-05-13
This is my second CPAP mask after using the ResMed FX for 6 months. I like that it is less noticeable when wearing but its durability is definitely questionable. My Pilairo blew out in the top right area after the warranty period had expired... I contacted F&P and they blew me off just like their mask had blown out. I would expect to get more service time out of a well cared for mask. I would expect a manufacturer to be more receptive to those who experience issues with their product and not simply tell them too bad, too late, go buy another. I'll go back to a ResMed and avoid F&P products in the future.
Written by Mick, -2014-01-24
I like nasal pillow masks the best, first time I have tried this type. It is very minimal which I also like. The nasal pillow piece needs to be cleaned of skin oils daily - I just use wipes between the water bath cleaning. Satisfied so far.
Written by Wendy R, -2014-01-20
Simple and Effective
I've been a CPAP user for over 25 years. Masks and machines have changed dramatically since the beginning. For many years now, I've looked for a different mask. Something more comfortable. I have insurance the helps with the costs but I am limited in my selection. I found myself between times to actually get a mask via my insurance. I had to make a choice; live with what I had or buy one out of pocket. I chose the latter and I'm so glad that I did. I loved the look of this mask. It's simple and very small, leaving very few places to actually come into contact with my skin. I hate the marks left behind by the typical masks. I was hesitant to try it, but the website offered a 30-day trial on this one. I could try it and if it didn't work for me, I could get a refund. Also, the price out of pocket wasn't too bad either. It has taken some getting used to. The nasal "prongs" that fit into the nostrils are comfortable, but I'm not used to having something in my nose like this. It's almost like wearing nothing. My face feels so free. And NO marks the next morning when I get up. I'm completely happy with my purchase!
Written by Lisa, -2013-12-16
needs adjustable head strap
The nasal pillow is very soft and comfortable. I prefer the nasal pillow style mask. I think they are easier to use. my only complaint is the headstrap is not adjustable. If you have a large head, it might not fit. I am using this every night. I tried 6 different masks. This one and Opus mask are my favorites.
Written by Becky, -2013-12-01
CPAP Mask 'nasal type'
It works fine just a little costly for what it takes to make it....Time will tell if it last for several years if it was worth what I paid.
Written by Bruce B, -2013-11-04
Best one I have used
The Pilairo Nasal Pillow and Mask with headgear is light weight and comfortable. The only drawback is that when I washed the nasal pillow, it was difficult to reassemble. Eventually I tore a hole in the nasal pillow and needed to replace it.
Written by elkauffman, -2013-09-25
Your search is over! This is the one!
I'm a 20 year CPAP user so I've tried them all. The Pilairo is the gold standard! Best one out there! Super comfortable; no leaks; no nostril irritation; ultra lightweight; self-adjusting; it just plain works better than anything else on the market. Try it and your search for the perfect nasal pillow will be over! I couldn't be happier!
Written by Bob N, -2013-09-03
Interesting offering, but not for me...
I started with a mask about 10 years ago, moved to the F&P Opus 360 nasal pillow due to a recommendation from a fried, which I like very much. I decided to give this one a try, as the email solicitation was enticing. Well, after 3 weeks of trial/error, I'm back to the Opus 360. Pilairo... Good: Attractive, minimal one-strap design; very good seal; literally an 'airpillow' after inflation; can wear glasses with it. Bad: The 'airpillow' covers a LOT of facial surface area, making it warm/hot; when I toss/turn at night it would tug on my nose, making it sore; side sleeping was uncomfortable, like having an obstruction on my face. I switched back to the Opus 360 last night, no comparison. Dealing with cpapXchange was a great experience, as always...
Written by shurlbutt, -2013-07-24
Not for me
I could never get it to seal right. Every time I tried it I would constantly wake up. Plus it irritated my nose.
Written by Craig, -2013-07-13
With the pressuremy machine is set at, using this mask is like having spikes shot up each nostril. It is a very comfortable mask before the air hits and a great low profile. With a lower pressure this might be quite good.
Written by ctetzl1, -2013-07-12
Not ideal for auto SV bipap
I have central apnea, so I do not use a regular CPAP machine, but a special machine that adjusts to my breathing. When this pillow is puffed up fully, it pushes away from the face and is comfortable. Since my machine does not use a high pressure unless I stop breathing, the pillow sits right on my face causing nose and tooth pain (and the straps are not adjustable). I think it might be great for CPAP users.
Written by Jennifer, -2013-06-27
mask makes my face sweet to the point of waking me up.... feels good other wise but will not buy again.
Written by nik, -2013-06-06
Would buy again
This is my favorite one to date. I've gotten several kinds, the pillow and full nasal. I love the minimal gear!
Written by Pam, -2013-06-06
By far the best solution for a cpap mask I have encountered
Thank you to the inventor of Pilairo. By far the best solution to the cpap dilemma so far.
Written by Joni B., -2013-05-05
Well, I like this mask alot. I have a small nose, so the pinch others mentioned is not an issue, but I can see how it could be. I think they would do better if they stopped trying to make a one-size-fits all ... just isn't going work that way. Very comfortable. Easy to adjust. I put it on, then turn on machine, just a few gentle pulls while it 'puffs' up and it is settled in. I seldom do any adjusting through the night. It is light and works well with my non-F&P machine. Here is what took it down a lot of stars ... I do not know what the made the band of, but I sweat heavily at night and let me tell you, that band has been doing non-stop bleeding of black and grey stuff where ever my head is. Good news, so far ... it does wash out ... with a super long soak and Oxi Clean. The band is also loosing its elasticity and I have washed the band in cool soapy water ... more black and grey ... it just doesn't stop!! Rework the bank and it could be 7+ stars for the small face. I have written F&P will advise how they handle the customer complaint.
Written by jgrogg2001, -2013-04-22
This is the best nasal mask I've ever used!
Written by Mike H., -2013-04-19
Geary price and fast shipping :)
Only used this product for a few days. Very comfortable to wear but seems to irritate the middle part of my nose. It's pretty sore in the morning :/
Written by Jason, -2013-04-17
This product pinches the center of my nose so tightly that I could only wear it for 2 nights. It caused enough irritation to create broken skin.
Written by dag, -2013-04-15
dont like it at all will be returning it didnt realize it went into nose
Written by pat, -2013-03-29
F& P Pilairo Nasal Pillow
I would give it 5 stars but the Head band needs to be upgraded plastic hooks do not stay in mask very well! Other than that it is the most comfortable I've ever used. It seals good and stays in place even when I turn over. My wife says most quiet mask that I have ever had! It is very light and unobtrusive. I like it a lot.
Written by Rick P., -2013-03-28
New mask is better than expected
I was apprehensive of this type of mask because I have a high pressure. I read some reviews that said it worked OK with higher pressures. It took a few nights to get used to it. Now I love it so much more than my old mask. It is lightweight and the nasal tubes seal my nose when the air is turned on, giving me a pretty comfortable night's sleep. It is not as loud as my other mask, even though some reviewers said it was louder. A great mask, better than expected. I will buy this one again.
Written by Mary, -2013-03-09
Unit looked fine was in great condition
Unfortunately the units would not work for me, too much air pressure. I liked the fit, but the the unit did not work for me.
Written by Russell, -2013-03-09
Still leaves red marks on the nose and around it
PROS: - Feather lightweight - Exhaust much quieter than my previous F&P masks CONS: - The "one size fits all" is not working for me, the strap is very tight and hurting me after a few hours of wear - Still leaves red marks on the nose and around it
Written by DaneMac, -2013-02-24
Best nasal pillow mask yet!!
I would give it 5 stars but the plastic hooks on the head strap break easily. Other than that it is the most comfortable I've ever used. It seals good and stays in place even when I turn over. It is very light and unobtrusive. I like it a lot.
Written by Bob, -2013-02-14
Pillows Cause Soreness
I have used the Breeze mask for years and was excited about this minimalist design. However, after using it for 2 weeks, my nose has been sore and swollen. Not sure if it is because of the fit of the mask or a reaction to silicon, but I don't think I will be able to continue using it.
Written by Rob, -2013-02-03
pilairo nasal pillow
Excellent product. Very comfortable, stays in place when sleeping on side. It is a little noisier than my previous mask,but I wear ear plugs so it's not a problem. The strap doesn't leave indentations on my face which I like. I will definitely purchase this mask again.:-)
Written by Rich, -2013-01-31
Great Fit -- Poor Wear
I absolutely love the fit of this mask. The only problem is the headgear. I love the non-adjustable feature because you don't have to suffer through one night of it being too tight and another night of it being too loose. It is "just right" from the start. But the headgear wears out within a couple of months. It's not worth paying (every) month for the headgear to work as it should.
Written by rainbowcollage, -2013-01-28
I purchased this mask because even nasal pillows were hurting my nose after over a year. The Pilairo is definitely lighter and more comfortable but still takes getting used to. The first couple of days it didn't completely seal and I was snoring a bit. Then it caused a couple of uncomfortable sores but I taped them over and last night was my first fairly pleasant night. The Pilairo is the best mask arrangement yet but I'm still hoping they'll figure out a better treatment for Apnea.
Written by Michael, -2012-12-31
I had a horrible experience with this mask. Two nights with constantly interrupted sleep. First, it is very loud. My wife left for the guest room. Next, would not seal where the rubber meets the plastic. Constantly leaked and blew air into my eyes.
Written by Paul D., -2012-12-10
I was excited to find a mask that did not have a strap going over the top of the head as I find it very irritating. However this mask is undoubtedly the worst I have ever tried for air leakage and noise. I am returning it post-haste as it is unusable...unless you are totally deaf, sleep alone, and don't mind air blowing all over your face -- what a disappointment!
Written by Dan, -2012-11-17
Masks leaks and comes apart where the air pillows hooks to wings. I clip it back on and comes off a few min later. I can not reccommend this mask.
Written by Art, -2012-11-11
I like this mask! Maybe the best I have ever owned in terms of air delivery. It is light, seals well, and never leaks. The single strap is light and doesn't leave lines on your face in the morning. It is easy to put on and easy to position. My only complaint is that it is fairly loud on the inhale side. It is almost silent on the exhale but even my wife noticed it was a bit loud when I take a breath. All in all, I love the mask though and would rank it as one of the best I have used.
Written by ericinspring, -2012-11-05
The nasal pillow is very irritating. I recommend the SleepWeaver mask.
Written by Robert, -2012-11-03
Mask slips off too easy
Mask slips off really easy and tubing gets caught up in arms, and gets under chest for stomach sleepers
Written by mommakish, -2012-10-29
Comfortable side sleep again.
F&P Pilairo nasal pillow. I have been using the nasal masks since staring cpap over 8 years ago. I have always gotten head and neck aches from the headgear sliding down my head, and back breakouts on my chin from the straps in the front, not mention the indents in my face for hours after waking. I was looking to replace my current mask with the nasal pillows when I stumble on this new one from F&P, needless to say this is the best choice I could have made, no more discomfort sleeping on my sides, no more feeling straps like bumps on my head when sleeping on my back and no more head, neck pain in the morning. I am sleeping more soundly because there is no air leaking when I move around at night. It only took me a about an hour to get used to the feel of the pillows in my nose, and I did this while watching tv so that when it came time to sleep it would be no problem. My only concern is the hose has a tendency to weigh the pillows down, when not supported by a pillow or arm,making air flow less. This is easy enough for me to deal with by laying it on a pillow or my arm, much better then the head, neck pain and the disrupted sleep using my other mask. Highly recommend.
Written by nadinez6, -2012-10-04
I Like it
When I first tried it on and then used it I really liked it. However, by the third night I was experiencing some soreness in my nose. So, I'm taking a few nights off and going back to my old mask to let my nose recover and I'll try it again. I've never used a mask like this before. I'm hoping it just takes a little getting used to because I love the size and the fact that I can wear it and my glasses at the same time.
Written by Steve, -2012-09-24
E=Review Pilairo Nasal Pillow
Over all a simple Nasal Pilow. A strange fit as it uses only one band and you can actually see and feel it inflate/deflate as you breathe. Overall a nice fit although it does take a little adjusting how it sits on the nose. Initially it cause some sores on the inside of the nostril after the first week but they healed and stopped after the 3rd week or so. Overall if you are looking for a simple mask with the fewest strings this is probably it. Price a little higher than most masks. Comfort pretty decent as I have been a CPAP user for about 8 years now.
Written by e2computers, -2012-09-17
Fan of this mask
Excellent nasal pillow choice which is very unique in construction and functionality. Probably creates the very best seal out there. Very soft nasal membrane for comfort at the nostrils. The negatives are lack of elastic adjustment on the head band. Even though thin and flexible, still needs a short to long adjustable band. Mine pulls too forcefully and as a result of 6 hour wear gives the tip of my nose a noseache. The seal block is also too ridged and should either have elasticity, or have ratchet able angle position adjustment settings.
Written by Uli, -2012-09-10
Good with reservations
The silicone of this mask is really soft & silky & felt really good. I have some reservation about the mask: the hose is permanently affixed & way too short; the formed stabilizing wings are too narrow for my face; headgear is not adjustable & kind of tight & I don't even have a large head, place it way low on the back of my head to keep mask in place & it doesn't sit in place all night very well (I use bobby pins to keep it in place). So it is OK, but not outstanding.
Written by Linda H., -2012-08-31
F&P Pilairo Nasal Pillow CPAP/BiPAP Mask with Headgear
This mask is too flimsy for me. It doesn't stay put.
Written by David, -2012-08-26
Really like this one !
This is the first nasal pillow mask that I have been able to use comfortably. My pressure is set at 16 and I sleep on my side, so most nasal pillows don't stay in place all night for me. But this one is light weight and very comfortable. The head gear has exceeded my expectations for holding securely through the night. I have been a cpap user for almost 4 yrs. and have tried a wide variety of masks and nasal pillows with with varying degrees of success and this is the best so far! I only have 2 problems with it. The first is that it is so lightweight that the tubing to the machine sometimes pulls it, but I have resolved this by securing the tubing to my clothes. The other problem is that sometimes the cushion detaches slightly from the mask frame during the night and causes air leakage. If this can be corrected, this will be a 5 star product for me!
Written by griffin104, -2012-08-18
Very good. expect it to make big noise sometimes but all it needs is some adjustment.
Written by Joe, -2012-08-07
i recommend the F&P Pilairo Nasal Pillow. i finally get to wake up without any strap makes all over my face. the mask could be just a little bit quieter and stay on a bit better, but in all, it is superior to the many other masks that i've used over the past 15 years.
Written by tony-92885, -2012-08-06
Too much movement and loud
This mask is very comfortable, but it moves in and out when I breathe, which is very annoying. It is also very loud. I am returning it and will look for something different.
Written by Jean, -2012-08-05
Found the right mask
I have tried 5 different masks, this is the one that works. Even with just on strap around my head it stays in place. It dosn't leak, I can move from side to side and stays in place, also there isn't the "Darth Vader" air exchange.
Written by G.Moe, -2012-07-29
Very comfortable but compared to other masks he design greatly restricts air flow.
Written by jm, -2012-07-19
I love this mask!!
This mask is very comfortable, requires minimal to no adjustment to wear and is the first one in 11 years that hasn't left me with puffy eyes in the morning. I also have gotten a better nights sleep with this versus the millions of other masks I have worn in this time!!! No blow back into my eyes and very lightweight, I don't get woken up to readjust when I roll over. Love it!!
Written by mitzihaz, -2012-07-19
Still trying to get used to it
I am sure that this new mask will be wonderful when I get used to it. It is small and light weight. My problem is that I have used the same style of mask for the past ten years, so a change is hard. I typically sleep on my side or my stomach with my current mask and this new one doesn't make that as easy. Again it's all in getting used to it.
Written by KCarey9842, -2012-07-18
Thought it would be great
Disappointed! It starts out fine but during the night it develops leaks and becomes noisy on inhalation. It needs more work.
Written by Attaboy, -2012-07-18
I travel some and was looking for headgear that would not be quite as bulky and prone to damage from the rigors of travel. I think this may be it! The mask is comfortable and so far does not leak no matter how I sleep. This is a much better product than the SleepWeaver elan Soft Cloth Nasal CPAP/BiPAP Mask.
Written by CharlesKelsoe, -2012-07-18
Pilairo is the best!
I have been through many masks in the 9 years of using a CPAP machine and, once you fit this one exactly, it stays in place and you do not feel it at all. This is the mask I will be ordering again. Thank you for all your excellent products.
Written by alicerolf, -2012-07-18
Fisher Paykel Pilairo
Just received this mask in the mail this weekend and wore it for the first time last night. My first mask was a Swift for Her, followed by the Swift FX. Both were great, non-obtrusive, comfortable masks and I really had no reason to seek out a new one. But the Pilairo peked my interest. Gotta tell you, it's a great one. The thin silicone creates a tight seal. There is only one head strap and no tightening of straps is involved. The cushion is one size. Love this mask.
Written by gloria_krebsbach, -2012-07-16