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We’ve tested numerous men’s athleisure brands and Rhone consistently ranks among the top — here’s a breakdown of our favorite styles from the brand

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Rhone Commuter Dress Shirt

  • Rhone makes some of the best workout gear we've tested, yet also offer several athleisure products that function just as well outside of the gym.
  • Since we've mentioned the brand in several buying guides and individually reviewed many of its items, we asked some members of the Insider Reviews team to revisit their favorite Rhone products and to explore a few new styles. 
  • Unsurprisingly, our opinion on Rhone's quality remains unchanged. If you're looking for workout gear made from high-quality materials that perform both in and out of the gym, Rhone is a great option.

Rhone is one of my favorite workout brands due in large part to the fact its gear looks, feels, and performs exceptionally well. The rest of the Insider Reviews team is no stranger to its apparel either, as the brand has consistently shown up throughout several Insider Reviews round-ups. This includes nabbing the top spot in our best workout shirts for men, along with being included in the best high-performance gear in the gym.

We also love how certain styles, like the Rhone joggers or Commuter Dress Shirt, function just as well out of the gym. Rhone truly fits the bill of being an athleisure brand and we're absolutely here for it.  

The brand traces its roots to New Haven, Connecticut where it was founded in 2014 and named after the Rhone River, a trade route in Europe famous for striking a perfect balance of beauty and functionality. The fabric in each product is infused with high-performance technology, specifically designed to increase moisture-wicking, air permeability, heat retention, and odor control. Many of its pieces are also designed to be quick-drying and lightweight.

After reviewing several of its staples in the past, we decided to take another look at Rhone's gear to see if it still holds up to our original takes — and tried out a few of the brand's latest products, as well.

Check out our thoughts of Rhone's gear below. 

Element Tee
Rhone Element Tee

Beyond the odor-eliminating technology sewn into the soft Pima cotton fabric, the best part of the Element Tee is its versatility. I've worn the shirt in the gym, as an undershirt, and even as a casual shirt throughout the day. In the gym, the shirt is flexible and lightweight enough to avoid bogging you down or feeling soaked in sweat.

The odor-eliminating and soft material make it perfect as an undershirt, and as someone who has dealt with sweat stains throughout the workday, the Element Tee is definitely a go-to for under my dress shirts. Rhone offers the shirt in five different colors, and it comes as either a crew- or v-neck style, meaning you can pick whichever best fits your personal style.

—Danny Bakst, Manager, story production

Reign Short Sleeve Tee
Rhone Reign shirt

Rhone's Reign tee accomplishes the feat of being both comfortable and functional, no matter the workout or activity. Runners will like its soft, moisture-wicking nylon fabric while gym-goers can appreciate its raglan-style sleeves which allow for a full range of movement. As is typical in other Rhone gear, the Reign also features its unique GoldFusion technology which actively repels odor and boosts its quick-drying ability. 

The shirt does tend to run slightly smaller than similar performance tees, so it's worth double-checking the size chart before buying. I often wear size Medium in other brands but wear a large in the Reign, and the larger size is much more comfortable. 

Rhone offers the Reign in seven different color options, as well as a long sleeve version perfect for colder weather workouts. 

–Rick Stella, editor

Swift Short Sleeve Tee
Rhone Swift Short Sleeve

Rhone's Swift Short Sleeve is designed for running but I've found it to be great for any type of physical activity where breathability is a top priority. The featherweight design keeps you cool and dry in most instances where you'd typically be sweaty and uncomfortable in a wet shirt. 

The Swift T-Shirt also includes Goldfusion Anti-Odor guard, which makes it possible to wear it a few times in a row between washes. This is a feature I always try to look for in my gym clothes because washing clothes after every workout is unrealistic. However, when I did wash the Swift T-Shirt, it held its shape and didn't shrink.

Aside from its stellar quality and fit, I really appreciate the motivational quotes Rhone incorporates into the shirts. For instance, the Swift Short Sleeve says "To the one that endures, final victory comes." It's a nice touch for people working hard to be their best selves.

—Amir Ismael, reporter

Commuter Jogger
Rhone Joggers

When I first tried Rhone's Commuter Jogger, I wasn't sure the correct setting to wear them. From afar, they look like a standard pair of fancy dress pants — but they come in a stretchy, athleisure-esque material similar to a pair of pants from Lululemon. Because I work in an office without a dress code, I always felt like they looked too dressy for work, yet they'd still not be fancy enough for a real black-tie affair. Like the typical jogger style, the pants are snug on the legs, so I definitely don't want to wear them while I'm actually working out. However, there is a zipper on the calf that makes it easy to take on or off.

I recently started trying out some different workout classes instead of exercising in my building's gym and the joggers have been the perfect pants to wear over my gym shorts before and after a class. Typically, I avoid wearing sweats outside of my house but with the Commuter Jogger, I stay loose on my walk to a class and feel comfortably dressed to complete my day's errands afterward.

They're great for social settings, too, since they're comfortable without sacrificing style. I often wear them when I want to dress up without being too formal, like going out with friends to a nicer restaurant or bar where a sport coat isn't needed.

—Danny Bakst, Manager, story production

Performance Ankle Sock
Rhone socks

The first thing that stands out about these socks is the silicone pad sewn into the heel. This helps keep the sock in place, which reduces friction and helps mitigate the risk of blisters. As someone who prefers shoes with heavy ankle-support, I wish they offered a longer version of the padded sock but these are a great option when I wear shorter shoes.

Like their workout tees, Rhone manufactured the socks out of fabric designed to eliminate odor, meaning you won't have to worry about any post-workout funk emanating from your feet. While they only have the one length option, there are four different colors to choose from. 

—Danny Bakst, Manager, story production

Rhone Boxer Brief
Rhone Underwear

We've tried a lot of fancy underwear brands here at Insider Picks. While it's hard to stomach $30 for a single pair of briefs, Rhone's option delivers compared to many of the brands we've tested. One reason is the fly on Rhone's boxers is a seamless fold that's simple and easy to execute, without any unwanted friction.

Additionally, the fabric is specially designed to be lightweight and uses the same ultra-soft Pima cotton as the brand's Element Tee. These are great for working out but are generally an ultra-comfortable underwear option for any time.

—Danny Bakst, Manager, story production

Versatility Shorts
Rhone Versatility short gym

I reviewed the versatility shorts when Rhone first released them and was impressed with how they felt in the gym. I tried the 7-inch, lined version and after several rounds in the washing machine, they still felt as if I'd just pulled them off the rack. The compression short lined in the interior is an especially nice touch that helps limit unwanted motion while jogging or doing most floor exercises.

You can customize the shorts according to your own preferences, too. Rhone lets you choose between four different colorways, as well as whether you want them to be lined or unlined, and a 7-inch or 9-inch pant leg. 

—Danny Bakst, Manager, story production 

Commuter Dress Shirt
Rhone commuter dress shirt

I've tried plenty of performance dress shirts and Rhone's is easily one of my favorites. The shirt strikes the perfect balance of stretchiness, softness, and comfort, without looking too schlubby to wear to work or for a night out with friends. It fits nicely on my arms and shoulders, and the lightweight Italian fabric feels great on my skin. Beyond how it looks, the technology weaved into the shirt really sets it apart. It's lightweight and stretchy, yet is also moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant. Plus, it's machine washable making it an easy shirt to keep wearing over and over. 

—Danny Bakst, Manager, story production

After regularly wearing Rhone's activewear for my workouts, I was happy to see the brand venturing into business casual pieces like dress shirts. I've tried almost every performance dress shirt on the market and the Rhone Commuter Dress Shirt quickly became one of my favorites for its unparalleled comfort. The overall feel is similar to some of Rhone's performance T-shirts, too. Comparing a $118 dress shirt made with Italian fabric to a T-shirt might seem like a bad thing but in this case, consider it a compliment in regards to comfort. 

—Amir Ismael, reporter 

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How to watch the NFL without signing up for a traditional cable subscription

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Whether you're interested in watching Tom Brady whip the pigskin in his new Florida digs, checking out how professional football looks in Las Vegas, or you happen to be a fool like me still holding out hopes that the Detroit Lions can win a Super Bowl (cue the uproarious and hurtful laughter), you can use at least one of the methods outlined below to watch the 2020 NFL season.

With that said, the right NFL streaming option for you will vary depending on your fandom priorities. Basically, the games are spread across five primary networks: ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, and the NFL Network. Your location also determines which games get aired on your local stations.

To help ensure you get access to all the games you'd like to watch, we've broken down the ins and outs of watching the NFL without a cable subscription.

Updated on 9/10/2020 by Steven Cohen: Added details about NFL games streaming on CBS All Access.

How to watch live NFL games without cable

The 2020 NFL season will kick off on September 10 with a Thursday night game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on NBC.

Following the opener, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will be aired on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will be shown on CBS. Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and regular Thursday Night Football is broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Thursday Night Football will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime or Twitch starting week five through the end of the season. Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN. 

You can access many of these channels without a cable subscription via several streaming services, like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, CBS All Access, and NFL Sunday Ticket. Additionally, some services offer NFL RedZone as an add-on for fans who want to watch all the best action from across the league simultaneously rather than sit through one game. If you want to watch games on your local stations without cable, you can also opt for an HDTV antenna.

Depending on the service, you can stream through smart TVs, game consoles, and streaming devices, like Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. Some platforms can also be streamed on-the-go via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. 

Here's how you can stream all the NFL content you want without signing up for a traditional cable subscription.

HDTV Antenna

You can purchase an antenna, like this Dynex model, to add to your TV for under $10, giving you access to local channels within a certain distance. 

What you get:

Hooking up an HD antenna to your TV gives you access to local over-the-air (OTA) signals in your location. This means that you will be able to access the local affiliates of major broadcast networks, like Fox, CBS, and NBC.

This lets you watch all the regional games broadcast from wherever you're located. You also get the Sunday Night Football matchup that airs on NBC. Because it's only a one-time payment, this is a great option if you're solely interested in watching the team in your area. However, you will not get access to any out-of-market games or games that air on ESPN or the NFL Network.

Sling TV
How Much is Sling TV 4x3

If you're looking for a live TV streaming service to watch football, Sling TV is a great budget option that gives you most of the channels you need at a cheaper price than Hulu or FuboTV. There are three different plans, depending on what channels you prioritize. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $30 per month, while the combined Sling Orange + Blue plan costs $45 per month.

What you get:

Sling Orange has ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox and NBC in select markets. CBS is not currently offered by Sling. While there is a Sports Extra package, it does not include any channels that air live NFL games. 

Your best bet to get access to the most NFL games via Sling is to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue plan and cash in on Sling's current promotional offer of a free antenna for local channels. The free antenna requires that you prepay for two months of the Sling service.

If you don't want it all, you can just sign up for Sling Blue to gain access to Sunday afternoon games on Fox and Sunday Night Football games on NBC, or just Sling Orange to gain access to Monday Night games on ESPN, in addition to the local offerings included with the antenna. As with all streaming services, game availability is subject to blackouts.

With Sling's channel listings and the fact that they provide a free antenna, you can gain access to all local channels and ESPN, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to tune in to the NFL. However, there is not currently a way to add NFL Redzone or the NFL Network to your Sling TV package.

Hulu with Live TV
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In addition to all of its other offerings, Hulu + Live TV has nearly everything you need to stream NFL games for $54.99 per month. However, like Sling TV, there's no option to add the NFL Network or NFL RedZone as a channel, which could be a deal-breaker if you're hoping to watch and monitor action across the league.

What you get: 

Like an HD antenna, Hulu + Live TV gets you access to all the local affiliates of the major broadcasts, meaning Fox, CBS, and NBC. These will show the games that are within your regional broadcast map with the exception of any blackouts. In addition, you also get ESPN, which gives you access to all Monday Night Football games, and some of the best NFL coverage and analysis on TV. 

While you don't get access to watch out-of-network games from across the country like you do with NFL RedZone or NFL Sunday Ticket, this is a comprehensive way to tune into most locally and nationally televised games. Hulu does not offer a way to watch the first three regular Thursday Night Football games, however, since those will be aired on NFL Network. 

FuboTV
FuboTV

At $64.99 per month for the Family Plan, FuboTV is one of the most comprehensive yet expensive live streaming options for NFL football. You can also spend an extra $10.99 per month to add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package or sign up for the Ultra Plan, which includes NFL Redzone and several other extra channels, for $84.99 per month.

What you get:

In terms of NFL games, the Family Plan includes access to local CBS, NBC, and Fox stations (regional availability and blackout restrictions apply). FuboTV's Family Plan also grants you access to ESPN to watch Monday Night Football, and NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football all season long. 

YouTube TV
YouTubeTV NFL Network

With a base price of $64.99 per month, YouTube TV is another service that offers access to most NFL games. Additionally, the service just announced an agreement with the NFL to offer NFL Redzone as an add-on included in their Sports Plus package for an additional $10.99 per month. 

What you get:

Like other services at this price range, YouTube TV offers access to all the local channels you need to watch NFL games, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and NFL Network in their base package, so you'll be able to watch all Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. And with the news of the new Sports Plus package, you can also watch NFL Redzone for an additional $10.99 per month.

NFL Sunday Ticket
NFL logo

NFL Sunday Ticket used to only be available with a cable subscription, but NFL fans in non-DirecTV markets anywhere in the country can now gain access to every Sunday afternoon game.

There are two separate plans available: The NFL Sunday Ticket To Go plan costs $73.49 per month for four months, which is $293.96 total. There is also the NFL Sunday Ticket Max plan for $99 per month for four months, adding up to $396 total.

What you get:

Both plans give you access to all out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. This means that you do not get access to Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night games. You also won't be able to stream locally televised games with only an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. However, this is the only way for people hoping to watch full live games of their favorite teams out of market. A fun feature included in both plans is that you can watch four games at once on your screen.

In addition to the normal features, NFL Sunday Ticket Max adds in NFL RedZone and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone, which is a new channel solely dedicated watching games through the lens of fantasy football. 

CBS All Access
CBS All Access NFL

If you're just interested in watching locally televised AFC home games, then a CBS All Access subscription could be all you need. The service lets you stream live CBS television, as well as a growing library of on-demand shows and exclusive titles. CBS All Access is available for $5.99 a month with commercials or $9.99 a month with ad-free streaming. With that said, all live broadcasts, including NFL games, still feature commercials with the ad-free plan.

What you get:

CBS All Access offers live streaming for every NFL game that airs on the regular CBS channel in your local market. However, since CBS All Access only offers CBS content you won't be able to watch any games that air on other networks or any out of market matches. You can see a full schedule of NFL games set to air on CBS here.

 

Amazon Prime Video
Amazon NFL football

Though yon won't get local channels, NFL Network, or in-depth analysis, Amazon Prime Video members can watch select Thursday Night Football games with their subscription for no additional cost. A standalone Amazon Prime Video membership costs $8.99 a month, and the service is included as part of an Amazon Prime subscription for $119 per year.

What you get:

Amazon Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games staring the week of October 8. These game will also be broadcast on NFL Network and Fox. Since Amazon won't be streaming any additional games, Prime Video on its own is really only suitable for very casual football fans who just want to stream a few games this season. 

 

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How to watch the NFL without signing up for a traditional cable subscription

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.

NFL How to stream games online 4x3

Whether you're interested in watching Tom Brady whip the pigskin in his new Florida digs, checking out how professional football looks in Las Vegas, or you happen to be a fool like me still holding out hopes that the Detroit Lions can win a Super Bowl (cue the uproarious and hurtful laughter), you can use at least one of the methods outlined below to watch the 2020 NFL season.

With that said, the right NFL streaming option for you will vary depending on your fandom priorities. Basically, the games are spread across five primary networks: ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, and the NFL Network. Your location also determines which games get aired on your local stations.

To help ensure you get access to all the games you'd like to watch, we've broken down the ins and outs of watching the NFL without a cable subscription.

Updated on 9/10/2020 by Steven Cohen: Added details about NFL games streaming on CBS All Access.

How to watch live NFL games without cable

The 2020 NFL season will kick off on September 10 with a Thursday night game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on NBC.

Following the opener, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will be aired on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will be shown on CBS. Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and regular Thursday Night Football is broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Thursday Night Football will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime or Twitch starting week five through the end of the season. Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN. 

You can access many of these channels without a cable subscription via several streaming services, like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, CBS All Access, and NFL Sunday Ticket. Additionally, some services offer NFL RedZone as an add-on for fans who want to watch all the best action from across the league simultaneously rather than sit through one game. If you want to watch games on your local stations without cable, you can also opt for an HDTV antenna.

Depending on the service, you can stream through smart TVs, game consoles, and streaming devices, like Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. Some platforms can also be streamed on-the-go via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. 

Here's how you can stream all the NFL content you want without signing up for a traditional cable subscription.

HDTV Antenna

You can purchase an antenna, like this Dynex model, to add to your TV for under $10, giving you access to local channels within a certain distance. 

What you get:

Hooking up an HD antenna to your TV gives you access to local over-the-air (OTA) signals in your location. This means that you will be able to access the local affiliates of major broadcast networks, like Fox, CBS, and NBC.

This lets you watch all the regional games broadcast from wherever you're located. You also get the Sunday Night Football matchup that airs on NBC. Because it's only a one-time payment, this is a great option if you're solely interested in watching the team in your area. However, you will not get access to any out-of-market games or games that air on ESPN or the NFL Network.

Sling TV
How Much is Sling TV 4x3

If you're looking for a live TV streaming service to watch football, Sling TV is a great budget option that gives you most of the channels you need at a cheaper price than Hulu or FuboTV. There are three different plans, depending on what channels you prioritize. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $30 per month, while the combined Sling Orange + Blue plan costs $45 per month.

What you get:

Sling Orange has ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox and NBC in select markets. CBS is not currently offered by Sling. While there is a Sports Extra package, it does not include any channels that air live NFL games. 

Your best bet to get access to the most NFL games via Sling is to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue plan and cash in on Sling's current promotional offer of a free antenna for local channels. The free antenna requires that you prepay for two months of the Sling service.

If you don't want it all, you can just sign up for Sling Blue to gain access to Sunday afternoon games on Fox and Sunday Night Football games on NBC, or just Sling Orange to gain access to Monday Night games on ESPN, in addition to the local offerings included with the antenna. As with all streaming services, game availability is subject to blackouts.

With Sling's channel listings and the fact that they provide a free antenna, you can gain access to all local channels and ESPN, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to tune in to the NFL. However, there is not currently a way to add NFL Redzone or the NFL Network to your Sling TV package.

Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Basic vs Hulu Premium 4x3

In addition to all of its other offerings, Hulu + Live TV has nearly everything you need to stream NFL games for $54.99 per month. However, like Sling TV, there's no option to add the NFL Network or NFL RedZone as a channel, which could be a deal-breaker if you're hoping to watch and monitor action across the league.

What you get: 

Like an HD antenna, Hulu + Live TV gets you access to all the local affiliates of the major broadcasts, meaning Fox, CBS, and NBC. These will show the games that are within your regional broadcast map with the exception of any blackouts. In addition, you also get ESPN, which gives you access to all Monday Night Football games, and some of the best NFL coverage and analysis on TV. 

While you don't get access to watch out-of-network games from across the country like you do with NFL RedZone or NFL Sunday Ticket, this is a comprehensive way to tune into most locally and nationally televised games. Hulu does not offer a way to watch the first three regular Thursday Night Football games, however, since those will be aired on NFL Network. 

FuboTV
FuboTV

At $64.99 per month for the Family Plan, FuboTV is one of the most comprehensive yet expensive live streaming options for NFL football. You can also spend an extra $10.99 per month to add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package or sign up for the Ultra Plan, which includes NFL Redzone and several other extra channels, for $84.99 per month.

What you get:

In terms of NFL games, the Family Plan includes access to local CBS, NBC, and Fox stations (regional availability and blackout restrictions apply). FuboTV's Family Plan also grants you access to ESPN to watch Monday Night Football, and NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football all season long. 

YouTube TV
YouTubeTV NFL Network

With a base price of $64.99 per month, YouTube TV is another service that offers access to most NFL games. Additionally, the service just announced an agreement with the NFL to offer NFL Redzone as an add-on included in their Sports Plus package for an additional $10.99 per month. 

What you get:

Like other services at this price range, YouTube TV offers access to all the local channels you need to watch NFL games, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and NFL Network in their base package, so you'll be able to watch all Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. And with the news of the new Sports Plus package, you can also watch NFL Redzone for an additional $10.99 per month.

NFL Sunday Ticket
NFL logo

NFL Sunday Ticket used to only be available with a cable subscription, but NFL fans in non-DirecTV markets anywhere in the country can now gain access to every Sunday afternoon game.

There are two separate plans available: The NFL Sunday Ticket To Go plan costs $73.49 per month for four months, which is $293.96 total. There is also the NFL Sunday Ticket Max plan for $99 per month for four months, adding up to $396 total.

What you get:

Both plans give you access to all out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. This means that you do not get access to Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night games. You also won't be able to stream locally televised games with only an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. However, this is the only way for people hoping to watch full live games of their favorite teams out of market. A fun feature included in both plans is that you can watch four games at once on your screen.

In addition to the normal features, NFL Sunday Ticket Max adds in NFL RedZone and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone, which is a new channel solely dedicated watching games through the lens of fantasy football. 

CBS All Access
CBS All Access NFL

If you're just interested in watching locally televised AFC home games, then a CBS All Access subscription could be all you need. The service lets you stream live CBS television, as well as a growing library of on-demand shows and exclusive titles. CBS All Access is available for $5.99 a month with commercials or $9.99 a month with ad-free streaming. With that said, all live broadcasts, including NFL games, still feature commercials with the ad-free plan.

What you get:

CBS All Access offers live streaming for every NFL game that airs on the regular CBS channel in your local market. However, since CBS All Access only offers CBS content you won't be able to watch any games that air on other networks or any out of market matches. You can see a full schedule of NFL games set to air on CBS here.

 

Amazon Prime Video
Amazon NFL football

Though yon won't get local channels, NFL Network, or in-depth analysis, Amazon Prime Video members can watch select Thursday Night Football games with their subscription for no additional cost. A standalone Amazon Prime Video membership costs $8.99 a month, and the service is included as part of an Amazon Prime subscription for $119 per year.

What you get:

Amazon Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games staring the week of October 8. These game will also be broadcast on NFL Network and Fox. Since Amazon won't be streaming any additional games, Prime Video on its own is really only suitable for very casual football fans who just want to stream a few games this season. 

 

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