The Zest is a nasal cushion CPAP mask from Fisher and Paykel. Incorporating many familiar and some new F&P technologies, this mask is small, quiet and easy to fit.
Part of the FlexiFit family of masks
Glider Strap Anti-Leak System
Glider Clip with One-step Removal
New! Easy-Clip Silicone Seal
New! Advanced Aire Diffuser
New! Stretchgear Headgear
The Zest Nasal CPAP Mask incorporates the FlexFit two-part cushion assembly. The inner foam cushion helps contour the mask to a wide range of faces and promotes optimal frame alignment. The outer Easy-Clip silicone seal allows for a leak resistant surface and is effortless to remove for cleaning or replacing. The cushion seal is also improved by a more comfortable and breathable elastic Streatchgear Headgear designed to maintain a firm seal through the FlexFit cushion technology.
Experience a greater freedom of movement and improved cushion seal with the Glider Strap. The strap minimizes leak events by distributing pressure points equally along the face when the head rotates from side to side. The Glider Clips and hidden Strap Release make removing a mask easy and prevents a user from the need to re-adjust headgear every time you take off the mask.
Finally, a new advanced air diffuser has been added to create a quieter exhalation port. Air is routed away from the user and their sleeping partner and helps minimize exhaust noise.
The headgear of the Zest Nasal CPAP Mask is latex free, as are all other headgear by Fisher & Paykel.
Fisher & Paykel offers an updated version of this mask in two styles. The cushions are sized the same as the original Zest mask. Click the links below to read more.
Tired of adjusting your headgear every time you take your mask off during the night? Quick-Clips allow users to easily remove and replace the mask on your face without re-adjusting the headgear straps.
This describes the type of mask cushion for the mask. These values are either cloth, foam, gel, or silicone. The foam and gel are usually both silicone based materials. The masks that are marked as "silicone" are without gel or foam.
Indicates which masks come packaged with more than one cushion, pillow or prong. Masks can come packaged with ALL Sizes or a combination of sizes as a Fit Pack. This is ideal for users who have not tried the mask before and do not know the right size to select.
This property identifies masks that are ideal for small facial features. Any mask with a size petite or extra small will be marked 'Yes'. Nasal Pillow masks are ideal because they accommodate the size of the 'nare' or nasal openings, not the face.
The value will be marked 'Yes' for CPAP masks with interfaces that are unique to CPAP users with wide facial features. Masks with 'Wide' cushion sizes would fall under this category. Nasal pillow and prong masks are ideal for wide faces because the seal occurs around the nare, not the face.
Do you move around a lot when you sleep? These masks are ideal for users who either sleep on their side or stomach or restless sleepers who toss and turn. There are a few specialized cushions that address this issue as well as most Nasal Pillow and Prong CPAP masks.
These masks are designed to prevent mouth leaks. If you are opening your mouth during the night, airflow escapes and reduces therapy effectiveness. Users who are experiencing a dry mouth, sore throat, or sinus congestion may require a mask that seals around the mouth.
These masks have the least amount of material around the face, fewer headgear points, and offers more freedom when you sleep. Most Nasal Pillow and Nasal Prong masks are ideal for claustrophobic users.
These CPAP masks have interfaces that accommodate a wide variety of facial hair styles. Gel cushions and foam inserts provide support and comfort for users who may need to over-tighten headgear straps to help seal around facial hair. Silicone gel also helps create a fluid seal over the hair.
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As of July 2009, Fisher and Paykel has added two new sizes: Zest Petite and Zest Plus. Part number 400440 Zest (One Size Fits Most) is designed to fit 80% of all CPAP Nasal Mask users. Sizes Petite and Plus address the remaining 20% of CPAP Nasal Mask users whose features are either too large or too small for the (One Size Fits Most) cushion.
As of January 2010, Fisher and Paykel has improved the FlexiFoam Cushion Insert. The inner foam cushion helps contour the mask and promotes optimal frame alignment. The new design includes a series of ridges on the foam insert. The FlexiFoam cushion uses these cut-outs to help fold over facial features for additional comfort and improves overall seal performance.
The Zest mask frame is labeled with the mask name, designating the size. When examining the front of the mask, the letter size is located towards the top center of the frame. The part name is located on the front of the mask, just below the elbow. The Zest cushions are replaceable, but they are not interchangeable and are not labeled.
"I've been a user of the Flexi-Fit HC 407 for many months and wanted to try the new Zest model. The mask fits great ... it's even a little smaller than the 407 which makes side sleeping even easier than before (and it was already good). The improvements on the silicone seal to the 1-click snap design is a big plus ... makes assembly and cleaning a cinch. Very comfortable mask!
The air diffuser is improved, but still doesn't spread out the airflow enough to completely keep from blowing air on your partner ... but definitely improved. It did seem to cut the noise levels even further. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I can't tell if it's on or not.
Will buy again ... and from cpap.com ... very easy transaction!"
Voted most helpful critical review
Zest Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear ( Average )
Steven H, ON – June 30, 2009
"I got this mask as a replacement for my original Fisher & Paykel mask that I received when I first started using my CPAP 2 years ago. The ratings and reviews were very favorable and I figured I could trust the feedback here and the reviews. I have to admit that I am somewhat disappointed in the performance of the mask. It felt more comfortable initially but as time went on I had to continually make the mask tighter to my face in order for the Silicone seal to remain against my face. The mask would always leak and blow air into my eyes despite trying to adjust it repeatedly over the past 6 months. I was mostly interested in the venting setup as my prior Fisher & Paykel mask was a lot louder than this one. But recently the 400440A started to whistle and blow air out around the seal. I think that I'm going to try something new. Hope this helps somewhat in your decision making to purchase or not."
"the mask has to be so tight to your face so that thin membrane won't come out or vibrate from air passing through the mask and your face very irritating"
Donald M, AB – February 20, 2014
"The mask fit is fair at best as it leaks when I sleep on my side."
Diane A, KY – February 05, 2014
"My old headgear was so worn out I knew I had to replace it. What I didn't know though was that the mask was also worn. Since I have the new mask and headgear, there are absolutely no leaks. The mask fits snuggly and comfortably around my nose."
The ideal CPAP mask is the one you can't tell is on. Start with minimal masks. If you are strictly a nose breather, the nasal mask is a good choice. The nasal cushion creates a very good seal around your nose and has a small profile. Nasal masks are also offered in gel, which many find comfortable. The SleepWeaver Advance is the only cloth mask on the market and is a very popular choice among nasal mask users.
Most nasal masks have a forehead support which offers stability and support for the mask.
Do you have a guide to help me choose the right mask?
Yes, we created a Help Me Choose guide to help you select the right mask or machine according to your preferences. The guide asks you a series of questions regarding your preferences and your facial features. Based on your answers we provide you with a comparison chart of the masks that meet your criteria. Get started here:
We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.
Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.
BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.
Masks should be washed daily with warm water using a very gentle soap or baby shampoo, and left to air dry. Never use antibacterial soap as it will break down the silicone of the mask cushion. Avoid soaps that include lotion which can coat the mask and cause it to lose its seal. A safe cleaner is the Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution. Remember, going to bed with a clean face will improve your seal and protect the lifespan of your mask.
The best time to clean your mask is in the morning after use. This removes the oils left behind from your skin which can reduce the lifespan of your mask. We recommend using mask wipes to make daily morning cleaning easy. The mask wipes are made from materials that will not break down your mask.
How often should I replace my mask?
Medicare allows for mask cushion replacement every three (3) months, and a complete mask system replacement every six (6) months. CPAP manufacturers and vendors suggest these replacement schedules as well.
In our experience, most mask cushions begin to deteriorate after about six months of use. The cushion eventually becomes too soft to hold a seal. The headgear straps lose elasticity and must be tightened more and more to get the same quality seal.
We strongly suggest replacing cushions and pillows as soon as they start to soften. Air leaks may reduce the effectiveness of CPAP therapy and headgear that is too tight may cause facial sores at pressure points. In most cases, replacement headgear is available if it is stretched out or the Velcro worn out.
To see what parts of your mask are replaceable refer to our Replacement Part Finder. Just search for your mask to see all of the replaceable parts.
What are the CPAP, BiPAP and Sleep Apnea related billing codes?
EO601 RR is CPAP Rental
E0601 NU is CPAP Purchase
A7034 is CPAP Mask
A7032 is CPAP Nasal mask cushion
A7033 is CPAP Nasal pillows
A7030 is CPAP Full face mask
A7031 is CPAP Full face mask cushion
A7044 is CPAP Oral interface
A7027 is CPAP Hybrid mask
A7028 is CPAP Hybrid mask cushion
A7029 is CPAP Hybrid mask nasal pillow
A7046 is CPAP Humidifier chamber
A7037 is CPAP Tubing, long and short hoses
A4604 is CPAP Heated tubing
A7038 is CPAP Disposable filter
A7039 is CPAP Gross particle (foam) filter
A7035 is CPAP Headgear
A7036 is CPAP Chinstrap
E0561 NU is CPAP Passover humidifier
E0562 NU is CPAP Heated humidifier
E0470 RR is BiPAP Rental
E0470 NU is BiPAP Purchase
E0471 RR is BiPAP-ST Rental
E0471 NU is BiPAP-ST Purchase
Other CPAP items are listed under E1399, which is miscellaneous.
What does a mask prescription need to say?
Contains one of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Mask", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Humidifier", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
Contains physician's contact information
Contains physician's signature
Contains the patient's full name
Which CPAP masks work on which machines?
All CPAP masks work with all machines.
Are prescriptions required for mask, machine and/or humidifier purchases?
Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine and/or humidifier.
We provide many easy ways to get your prescription:
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