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Part Number: 1001624Brand: Philips Respironics
No stock, discontinued
Unfortunately, Philips Respironics have now stopped manufacturing these popular Softcaps and we have a limited supply. We are continuing to source them as and when we can. We are hopeful a new manufacturer will be bringing back the popular softcaps to the market soon. Any outcome will be announced in our newsletters, so if you wish to subscribe to these you are welcome to by clicking on this link Newsletter Subscription.
Due to the softcaps being discontinued by Philips Respironics, we are sourcing them as and when we can until a permanent solution is sorted. As of 5th May 2020 we have managed to get hold of some size medium in a blue colour which are the original mesh design with pin holes in.
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:-
There doesn't appear to be official available sizing guides for these, so to help we have estimated the following:-
*To measure your head, use a flexible tape measure around the back of the head and across the temple as below:-
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.
I find this comfortable to wear and you don't get the indentations on your hair from straps. It also reduces strap marks on face a bit
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this product is really comfortable and secure and its much better fitting than the straps provided by the mask makers. Its just a bit expensive but overall a great buy
I love the absolute softness of this cap. I had to make the straps fit my strap grips and had to superglue the ends of the velcro as it came off, but that's my fault as I had to really tug it through the green grips. Another thing I had to do was sew on a piece of soft thick felt at the back of the neck, because it was quite scratchy. But now all is sorted it is a dream to wear.
Thanks for the extra tips Helen which I'm sure may help others, and great to hear ths softcap is helping you 😊
My Son has been using this head cap for close to 5 years now. It's the only cap he uses. Since being told you are discontinuing this cap, we have tried so many others.. to no avail. Without an alternative you are causing a huge problem for us.. as it's the only headgear that supports his fitlife full face mask.. please reconsider.
Diane, it's not our decision to stop providing this softcap - it's because Philips Respironics have stopped making it, which was a huge disappointment to many of us - me included! We are doing all we can to try to get this big issue sorted.
I can't believe I've found this bargain to now being told it's going to be discontinued it's so comfy and makes wearing the mask so much easier and nicer. Fingers crossed the company decides to change their mind and continues to make them. Thank you
Whilst this is brilliant news Diane and we're investigating how we can help with this problem of Respironics ceasing production. Fingers crossed we can come up with a solution 🤞🤞
I purchased this headgear hoping it would be easier to wear than just the straps with my nasal mask. It was a little tricky to set up you need some manual dexterity to get the straps through the clips but I managed to fold the straps in half and feed them through. Iím not constantly rearranging the head straps overnight anymore as once this is on it stays put as I had hoped. Since I started using it my mask leakage has reduced considerably and I had my first night of 0.7 AHI in over two years of usage. Iím really pleased with this purchase .
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That's great to hear Margaret. It does need some tweaking of getting the straps through on several masks due to it being manufactured by Philips Respironics, but worth the effort when you've got such good results from using it 😊
My wife uses this item and says it is a tremendous difference to the comfort of the face mask.
Thanks for taking the time to review this on behalf of your wife. Glad she's finding comfort too!
Very expensive for what they are, I measured my head as per instructions to the letter which put me in the medium size range, but on it seemed a little small had it been a little bigger would have been more comfortable and work better.
Sorry to hear this. Did you measure your head in the exact place as recommended on the website as we've not heard of this problem before?
I wish I had known about the soft cap a long time ago. It has made a huge difference. I have problems with my cervical vertebrae and my straps were a contributing factor. The soft cap doesn't cause any pressure on my neck or, for that matter, on my face. I have a Resmed Quattro full face mask and the soft cap straps attach easily to the clips without the need to trim. It is very comfortable to wear and dries quickly when washed.
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straps to wide had to cut to fit.it work
Glad it works and yes the straps are wide for some of the masks by other manufacturers. Be careful about cutting them though as they can fray. It's usually better to fold them to push them through the buckles.
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