Evora Full Face CPAP Mask – Setup, Maintenance and Review

  • By Clay Rollyson
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Evora Full Face Mask

Evora Full Overview:

The Evora now accounts for the 5th minimal contact full face mask on the market. I define that style as full-face masks that do not go over the bridge of the nose. The direct competitors to the Evora are the Amara View from Philips and the F30 from ResMed. The Evora does not disappoint in that competition what-so-ever. Let’s break down the highlights.
  • Dynamic Support Technology- The Evora features a floating seal and stability wings on the seal itself. This allows for the seal to float on the face when the CPAP is on. That gives a great seal with very minimal tightening on the face. The stability wings keep the seal in place to give you a great freedom of movement. This has allowed the Evora full face to fit 91% of trial CPAP users.
  • Top Notch Headgear- The headgear on the Evora full has to be the best in the minimal contact category. The VentiCool fabric on the back of the straps allows your head to stay cool and comfortable. Additionally, the Velcro that F&P uses on all of their masks is top notch. It lasts a long time and adjusts very easily.
  • Fitpack option- The Evora full has an X-Small, Small/Medium, and Large seal option, and all of them fit the same frame. Additionally, this mask can be purchased as a Fitpack with all of those sizes included.
  • Minimal Contact design- The design of the Evora keep the entire seal below the nose while still allowing you to breath through your nose or mouth. That means nothing in your line of sight at all. Wear glasses, watch TV, or read in bed with your mask on.
  • Quiet Exhalation- The exhalation ports on the front of the mask are at the bottom sides of the frame, near the tube connection. These ports direct the air in to directions and reduce the exhalation draft that can bother the bed partner or CPAP user.
  • Quick headgear connections- It also features simple clips and a quick attach snap that makes taking the headgear on and off the frame super simple.
  • Built to last- The Evora is not junk. The main parts that wear on CPAP masks are the seals and the headgear. Both of those parts on this mask are built for longevity.

Fitting your Evora Full Face Mask

  1. Hold the front of the Evora frame with one hand the headgear in the other. Bottom headgear clips should be unhooked.
  2. Place the seal on your face and guide the headgear over your head. Make sure that the seal is below the nose.
  3. Hook both of the headgear bottom clips to the frame.
  4. Gently tighten the headgear straps. Start with the blue top straps, then move to the bottom. Pull on both sides evenly. Tighten to comfort and stability.
  5. Attach your Evora Mask tube to the CPAP tubing and start the CPAP machine.
  6. Make final adjustments to the headgear to ensure a proper seal. Be sure to adjust evenly on both sides of the headgear.

Evora Full Face Maintenance

Cleaning and Maintaining your Evora full face is not difficult, but has to be done. If you do not keep up with the cleaning, then you will risk performance issues with the mask and can even cause serious health issues. We have seen some nasty things in CPAP masks around here. Don’t be that person. 😉 You can divide your Evora full maintenance into parts that need daily cleaning and parts that need weekly maintenance.

Daily Cleaning Evora Full:

After each use you must wash the Frame and the Tube of the mask. This means that you will mix a light soap and warm water. Then submerge the Mask and tubing into the water. Handwash until visually they are both clean. Then rinse the parts until all of the soap residue is gone. Leave parts out to air dry and then reassemble for use. Do not leave them out in the sun.

Weekly Cleaning of Evora Full

The headgear portion of the Evora can be hand washed weekly to ensure that it works well and lasts a long time. Over-washing the headgear can cause it to wear out early. The Headgear and clips can both be washed in the same manner as the Evora frame, cushion and tubing. Make sure to allow time for it to air-dry fully before reassembling.

Evora Full Face Pros and Cons

The Evora certainly has its ups and downs, like any other CPAP mask. Many of those are completely different for each different CPAP user. For instance, if someone has a pointy thin nose versus a short stubby nose, their CPAP mask results will be drastically different. So, take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Evora Pros:

  • High-end headgear– You cannot beat this new version of F&P headgear. It is long-lasting, comfortable, and easy to attach and detach. It also has really cool quick attach snaps that make taking headgear off for cleaning very easy.
  • Great “side of nose” sealing– The “wings” that come up along the sides of your nose help to reduce the leak up the sides of your nose. That is something that other Minimal Contact full face masks do not do well.
  • Quiet Exhalation port– The exhalation ports on the Evora are located on both sides at the bottom of the seal and are directed downward. This gives a very low-draft exhalation, and that is great for the CPAP user and the bed partner.
  • Low profile design– The tube connection comes off the bottom of the mask frame. This allows for a very low-profile front of the mask. This feature is great for side sleepers and those that move back and forth.

Evora Cons:

  • Mask tube is a little stiff– The tube that comes off of the front of the Evora is a little stiff and does not rotate very well. The only downside to that is if you move around a lot in bed. I would say that the best mask tube is the one on the Amara View for your reference.
  • Seal can be tough to remove– I do not think that the average person will have much trouble, but for older CPAP users or those with bad dexterity it may be difficult. The seal snaps in to place on the Evora and it takes a pretty good pull to get it out. Especially, when it is brand new.
  • Stop using two sizes on one seal– This is not a functional issue, but I cannot understand why F&P needs to make a “Small-Medium” size seal. Can we please just call it Medium or Small? 🙂 It really is an issue at times when we are trying to determine by phone which size someone is using. But again, it is not a functional issue at all. Just confusing.

Evora Parts List

Mask Kits

Extra Small (EVF1XA), Small/Medium (EVF1MA), Large (EVF1LA) and FitPack (EVF1XMLA)

Headgear

Standard (400EVF121) and X-Large (400EVF122)

Replacement Seals

Extra Small (400EVF114), Small/Medium (400EVF115), and Large (400EVF116)

Accessory Parts

Evora Headgear and Frame Clips (400EVF141), Evora Spare Tube replacement (400EVF151)