SoftCap Alternative Headgear
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SoftCap Alternative Headgear

PRICE:  £31.00   
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Part Number:  1001624
Brand:  Philips Respironics

  (7 Reviews)

Philips Respironics

 

The Softcap Lycra Headgear is designed for use with nasal and full face CPAP masks.  It comes with a Single Quick Clip for ease of use and quick removal.

Whilst they have been manufactured specifically for Respironics' masks, they have been successfully used with other manufacturers' masks, but are designed for 1 inch wide mask straps, so for any larger than this, the straps would need to be folded over (lengthways) to force the straps through, but many customers have managed this with masks made by Resmed, Fisher & Paykel + Devilbiss etc.

The SoftCaps come in 3 sizes:-

  • Child
  • Medium Adults
  • Large Large

There doesn't appear to be official available sizing guides for these, so to help we have estimated the following:-

  • Child:             (Definitely not for adults).
  • Medium:       Adults Head Circumference* up to 22.5 inches.
  • Large:            Adults Head Circumference* over 23 inches.

*To measure your head, use a flexible tape measure around the back of the head and across the temple as below:-

                                                                                                  Measuring Head

This will not work with the new Respironics' Amara View mask, but does work with the original Amara Gel + Silicone masks.  If you are unsure of suitability with your mask, please contact us for advice.

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Rating:  
Better than original straps
Sunday, 27 November 2016  | 

This is comfortable, and surprisingly cool. The only downside is the straps do leave marks on your cheeks, even at the loosest settings. I now need to find pads for the straps! Ho hum,

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Really surprised - no pressure and woke without my usual headache wow!
Wednesday, 13 July 2016  | 

I have sleep apnea, and wake up most mornings, with a headache, this is because I cannot cope with straps or anything on my head and suffer with migraines. So I thought I would try this soft cap as I had to wear the mask regardless. I was really surprised - no pressure and woke without my usual headache wow, but as my husband quickly pointed out my hair wasn't stuck to my head, and he joked I didn't look so scary lol. I would be happy to recommend this instead of thick straps, we all go through hell to find comfort, but i am delighted with it and will stick with this now And lastly without being cheesy, thank you Kath, your advice, time, and support to your customers is first class, regards

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It really has transformed my sleep at a time when I was ready to throw the towel in.
Saturday, 18 June 2016  | 

Firstly I have to say the guidance and advice I have received from Hope2Sleep has been exceptional. Kath suggested the soft cap as I had tried several masks supplied by other companies and was suffering from the mask moving around too much whilst sleeping and waking up finding I had taken it off or excessive leaking. My experience has been fantastic. The fit of my mask is much better, more secure without sacrificing comfort. In fact it is far more comfortable because you have no strapping around the back of your head. The cap itself almost feels like it is not there and there is no additional heat from wearing it. It really has transformed my sleep at a time when I was ready to throw the towel in. If you have real problems with a mask then you may find that this head gear makes all the difference. I have used it on a Respironics Easy Life and a Resmed Activa LT. The straps are a little too wide for the mask apertures but they are soft and will slide through. For the price I would say you have little to lose. It is a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a new mask and you may find you fall back in love with a mask you already have. It is comfortable, secures the mask better, deletes the problem of straps moving around while you sleep. My leak rate has come down from 30+ to under 25 and my AHI has lowered again as well as pressure. When I measured my forehead it was 23.5 inches and I bought a large which still had additional adjustment left. Great product which has greatly improved my experience with CPAP after 6 months of hell.

 

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Rating:  
Washes easy, doesn't lose it's shape, very soft and comfy. Worth every penny.
Saturday, 13 February 2016  | 

I use this all the time with my F&P flexifit full face mask and it is is far better than the usual head gear that comes with masks. I've modified it a lot with replacing the velcro a few times but that's because I can't move my head and moving the connection point got it away from the part of my neck that's on the pillow. It washes easy, doesn't lose it's shape, very soft and comfy - I used to have pressure sores on my head and neck from conventional head gear. Now I buy these privately and no more sores - worth every penny.

 

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Rating:  
This cap is so much more comfortable than the headgear supplied with my mask.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015  | 

This cap is so much more comfortable than the headgear supplied with my mask, a F&P407. Although intended for the Respironics brand, it was easy enough to ease it onto my mask, and once in place it held my mask in position all night and my hair too.! I must be sleeping well because the pillows stayed in place instead of being a mess and my head had clearly not moved much at all. Is it worth it? Yes!

 

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Excellent , I found that I had the best night’s sleep in two years.
Friday, 29 August 2014  | 

Excellent , I found that I had the best nights sleep in two years, having a prolapsed disc in my neck this is the most comfortable head gear I have ever had!

 

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Rating:  
What a difference! It's hard to explain but it almost feels like the mask isn't strapped to my head.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014  | 

Kath I wish I had listened to you when you first mentioned these soft caps in one of your newsletters a bit back. I took the plunge in desperation as I have had more problem with the strap parts of the masks than the masks themselves. What a difference! It's hard to explain but it almost feels like the mask isn't strapped to my head anymore. Thank you so much Kath for this amazing tip as well as all the others you give in your newsletters It was the hose lift I also heard about through them and I would not like to be without that either!

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There is the option for 1st or 2nd Class Mail in the UK.  Masks and some other more expensive products are always sent via 'signed for' delivery and cannot be left in 'safe' places, but there is the option for an alternative shipping address when processing the orders.   International orders are sent via tracked Airmail.

Delivery charges are worked out automatically by weight and you can clearly see the delivery charges before purchase.  On the rare occasion delivery charges are miscalculated by the website, a refund will be sent, as it is not our policy to make money on postage charges and neither do we add the cost of delivery into the price and offer so-called  'free delivery' like some sites and Ebay pressurise sellers to do!

Wherever possible with larger parcels, we try to re-use boxes to keep shipping costs down and protect the environment.

If a product is out of stock and the order contains multiple items, the 'in stock' items will be sent immediately and further items will follow upon arrival with no further postage charges. 


RETURNS

Masks and most products cannot be exchanged, unless faulty, due to health and hygiene issues, in accordance with the Consumer Contracts Regulations, (as stated in our 'Terms and Conditions' ) and where you will find our return address, so if you are unsure about any product please contact us BEFORE purchase or BEFORE opening a sealed packet.

Unopened (sealed) products in their original packing can be returned within 14 days for a refund of the product cost, but purchaser to pay return postage.  This excludes any faulty goods, for which postage will be reimbursed.  A full refund for the price of the product will be issued when received by us, less the original postage charges when the order was sent to you.

 


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