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Inogen Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Editor's Rating:

4.8 / 5

Inogen, Inc., manufacturer of the Inogen One Family of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs), was created in 2001. The business grew out of the founders’ personal commitment to bring oxygen therapy technology for active seniors into the twenty-first century. Quality equipment plus solid customer service support has made Inogen an award-winning business.

The company philosophy is that breathing issues should not stand in the way of living life as fully and independently as possible. No one should not be kept from savoring an active lifestyle by being weighed down by cumbersome tanks, dealing with noisy equipment, or being preoccupied with whether a tank needs refilling.

Inogen, derived from the phrase “innovative oxygen,” is expressive of their approach. Subsequently, this team of oxygen specialists and tech designers devised some of the smallest, most lightweight, and unobtrusive POCs on the market.

A major breakthrough was their development of POCs that don’t need refilling, but instead draw oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere, purify it, save it, and then supply it to the patient as needed.

Inogen Features

A doctor’s prescription is required. After you’ve placed your order, an Inogen Oxygen Specialist will assist you in obtaining all the pertinent information regarding your prescription to ensure you select the best package for your needs.

All the Inogen packages meet FAA requirements and all Inogen product is made in the USA.

Trained, licensed Oxygen Specialists are available to offer support for the life of your equipment.

Inogen is offering a 30-day free trial to allow potential clients to familiarize themselves with their chosen system/package.

Inogen products may be covered by Medicare.

After purchase, there is a 30-day trial period including free shipping. If you are dissatisfied with the product, return it for a refund, less a $99 handling fee.

The portable, compact and quiet oxygen concentrator is designed to be unobtrusive, allowing the user to carry on with their daily activities.

The POCs are designed both for on-the-road and in-home use.

There are currently three “systems,” specifically the Inogen One G3, Inogen One G4, and Inogen One G5. Within each system, there are three “packages” to choose from. The price differences are based largely on the battery type; the longer the battery charge, the higher the price.

The POCs are powered by rechargeable batteries or any AC or DC power source.

Inogen portable (versus the in-home model) oxygen concentrators never need refilling. They constantly draw in oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere, purifying it for the patient’s use.

The portable oxygen concentrators travel easily, whether the patient prefers wheels or a backpack. (See Inogen accessories for each model.)

The equipment requires only minor maintenance.

Each package within a given system includes the necessary batteries, power cords, and a carrying case, among other items. Replacements of all these items, plus other accessories, are available at the website.

The portable oxygen concentrators have a lifetime warranty. The at-home model has a 3-year warranty.

Inogen Portable Oxygen Concentrators Cost

Inogen offers 3 different systems (G3, G4, and G5), each with 3 different packages, depending on what your doctor cites as your activity level, sleep needs, and the demands of your geographical location (e.g., altitude).

Inogen One G3 System

Freedom Package 1 – Regularly $3,495. (Current sale price: $3,195)
System includes: 3 Single Batteries, a Concentrator, a Lifetime Warranty, AC/DC Power Supply, a Carry bag, and User Manual.

Freedom Package 2 – Regularly $3,495. (Current sale price: $3,195)
System includes: 1 Single Battery, 1 Double Battery, a Concentrator, a Lifetime Warranty, AC/DC Power Supply, a Carry bag, and User Manual.

Freedom Package 3 – Regularly $3,765. (Current sale price: $3,465)
System includes: 2 Double Batteries, a Concentrator, a Lifetime Warranty, AC/DC Power Supply, a Carry bag, and User Manual.

Product Details: Weight: 4.8 lbs.; Dimensions: 7.25” high x 8.75” long x 3” wide; Flow Settings, 1 – 5; Battery duration: Single Battery up to 4.7 hours, Double Battery up to 10 hours. Inogen One G3 is not Bluetooth ready.
Accessories: Replacements available for items in system package, plus a G3 External Battery Charger, a G3 Backpack, G3 Particle Filters, and G3 Replacement Column Pairs.

Inogen One G4 System

Freedom Package 1 – $3,495.00 (Current sale price: $3,195)
System includes: 3 Single Batteries; AC Power Supply; DC Power Cable; Carry Strap; Carry bag; User Manual.

Freedom Package 2 – $3,495.00 (Current sale price: $3,195)
System includes: 1 Single Battery, 1 Double Battery; AC Power Supply; DC Power Cable; Carry Strap; Carry bag; User Manual.

Freedom package 3 – $3,765.00 (Current sale price: $3,465)
System includes: 2 Double Batteries; AC Power Supply; DC Power Cable; Carry Strap; Carry bag; User Manual.

Product Details: Weight: 2.8 lbs.; Dimensions: 7.2” high x 5.91” long x 2.68” wide; Sound level: 4.2 dBA at level 2; Flow Settings: 1 – 3; Battery Duration: Single Battery up to 2.7 hours, Double Battery up to 5 hours; Inogen Connect: Bluetooth Mobile App.
Accessories: Replacements available for items in system package, plus a G4 External Battery Charger, G4 Replacement Column Pair, G4 Backpack, G4 Hip Bag, and a G4 Particle Filter.

Inogen One G5 System

Freedom Package 1 – $3,895 (Current sale price: $3,295)
System includes: 3 Single Batteries; AC/DC Power Supplies; Carry Strap; Carry bag, User Manual; Bluetooth System; Inogen Connect App.

Freedom Package 2 – $3,895 (Current sale price: $3,295)
System includes: 1 Single Battery, 1 Double Battery; AC/DC Power Supplies; Carry Strap; Carry bag, User Manual; Bluetooth System; Inogen Connect App.

Freedom package 3 – $4,165 (Current sale price: $3,565)
System includes: 2 Double Batteries; AC/DC Power Supplies; Carry Strap; Carry bag, User Manual; Bluetooth System; Inogen Connect App.

Product Details: Weight: 4.7 lbs.; Dimensions: 8.15” high x 7.19” long x 3.26” wide; Sound Level 38 dBA at setting 2; Flow Settings 1 – 6; Battery Duration: Single Battery up to 6.5 hours, Double Battery up to 13 hours; Inogen Connect: Bluetooth Mobile App.
Accessories: Replacements available for items in system package, plus a G5 External Battery Charger, G5 Replacement Column Pair, G5 Backpack, and a G5 Particle Filter.

Freedom Bundle

Best Value. The Freedom Bundle covers the user both at home and on the road. Combines the Inogen At Home Concentrator with either the Inogen G4 or the G5 for excursions. Overall savings of $395. The G4 or G5 has a lifetime warranty; the At-home Concentrator has a 3-year warranty.

System includes: Items listed for G3, G4 or G5 above plus the Inogen At Home Concentrator; AC Power Cord; User Manual; 3-Year Warranty.
Product Details for the At-home Concentrator: Weight: 18 lbs.; Dimensions: 16.5” high x 7” deep x 13” wide; Flow Settings 1 – 5; Power Settings: AC Power Supply 100-240V, 275W, 50-60Hz. Only 100W on Flow Setting 2.

Summary

For nearly 20 years, Inogen has been producing innovative, award-winning oxygen therapy technology. Both customers and industry professionals have praised not only the lightweight, reliable and highly functioning equipment but also the always-accessible support from industry professionals.

Aging is stressful enough – both for the patient and for their family and friends. The elegant, efficient alternative offered by Inogen, Inc. may provide much-needed peace of mind as well as freedom, and at a competitive price. Head on over to our Inogen reviews to learn more about the full Inogen product offering.