Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip

Columbia Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip

Featuring zonal placement of our most innovative technologies for maximum benefit — sweat-activated cooling Omni-Freeze® ZERO on arms and torso, accelerated wicking Omni-Wick® EVAP at center back, and all-over UPF 50 — this performance outdoor long sleeve delivers supreme comfort and protection in extremely hot, humid climates.
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4.4
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5
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22 out of 25(88%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Review 1 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing fitting

PostedAugust 24, 2014
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byrappa
Location: Spokane, WA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought it for hiking, biking, running and rock climbing. I love it. I am 6.3ft with long shoulders. It fits perfectly well. One of the best fitting I found so far.
Dries quick and easy to wash in the wilderness. Absorbs sweat deeply and kept me warm.
I wear this in town too!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Beat the Heat

PostedJuly 8, 2014
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AdamB
Location: San Francisco, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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I first started using these shirts to train in Arizona for Search and Rescue. Ever since then, even after moving to the Bay Area, I'll hardly hike in anything else.
Protects from the sun better than sunscreen and without chemicals. Keeps your evaporation down, yet maximizes the sweat you do excrete to cool you. Pair it with a gaiter made from the same fabric and you have a skin-saving kit that will do you more good than any bottle of sunscreen.
The only thing I wish it had were thumb-holes like the women's version.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

AWESOME

PostedJuly 5, 2014
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MaxCat
Location: Astoria, OR
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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I have two of these (and just ordered two more). I've worn them a bunch but recently put them to the test in all day climbing adventures at Smith Rock, Oregon in 90 degree heat and blue sky/hot sun. I felt great all day, stayed very cool (even in long sleeves) and was the only member of my group to not get sun burned. Absolutely one of my favorite pieces of gear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good Quality

PostedApril 6, 2014
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RobM
Location: Allen Park, MI
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This shirt fits small, get a size larger, but it is very comfortable. I bought this during winter in Michigan and have worn it as a base layer so far.
I can't wait to test this in the summer as they tend to be humid here
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Husband Loves It

PostedMarch 31, 2014
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Winterbabie79
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased this for my husband. We live in MN and with the cold, this is exactly what he was looking for. We ski a lot and he always complained about the cold; let's just say - he has stopped complaining about being cold while skiing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Limited use

PostedMarch 26, 2014
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Keggie26
Location: Draper, Utah
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I haven't had the opportunity to give this shirt a true test since I live in Utah and temperatures haven't gotten warm enough for the Omni freeze fabric to prove itself. However, I like the material and design, looking forward to warmer temps for the real test.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

As described

PostedMarch 9, 2014
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harrymtx
Location: texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is always nice to get something that is just like it was described. The Freeze Degree 1/2 zip is very comfortable and fits good....
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great item

PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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Aknrose
Location: Anchorage
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought it for my man. He loves it. Fits just a expected. Wicks away moisture as stated.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good Product

PostedSeptember 29, 2013
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Al123
Location: Houston
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is a good running and or outdoor shirt. Smart idea.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great layer for dry suit or the slopes

PostedSeptember 5, 2013
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RiverGoddess
Location: SLC, UT
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I worked as a river guide this summer in ID, WA, and MT. I was hoping for the cooling effect and for sun protection on hot days. The cooling effect worked, but the shirt really stuck to my arms when wet, which was a little annoying. For pure sun protection on the river that dries fast, I would recommend the Silver Ridge shirt. However, on hotter days in the spring when long johns were too hot, but a dry suit was needed, this shirt was fantastic as a wicking and cooling layer. I highly recommend it for that purpose; it would work on the slopes, too. Fabric is very soft, so I would be cautious when hiking. The foliage color is true to the picture. Runs a bit large.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great sun shirt

PostedAugust 25, 2013
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Oregonfun
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I just returned from a week-long backpacking trip. I was not sure if the Freeze Degree would keep me out of the hot sun and not be too thick to boil my blood while hiking and climbing for up to 20 hours a day. The shirt worked well. I bought a size up as I wanted to have it a little baggy to get a greater cooling effect. Which was a good choice for me.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Product was "as advertised."

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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DuckBill
Location: Bountiful, Utah
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm very pleased and happy with my purchase. The Freeze Degree is everything that they say it is. I will be buying more of these.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfort

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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Western
Location: Coquille, OR
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This product lives up to it purpose, keep me cool and I will be purchasing some for friends. I like the cooling effect the cloth provides.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Omni-Freeze and Omni-Wick, Get It? It's a Joke!

PostedJuly 20, 2013
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Wonderdog
Location: Weston MA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
The hook for buying this was that it would be better than a plain, wicking polyester bike shirt. Alas, not at all! It's no better than my current bike shirts--maybe a little worse.
There are supposed to be special features--polymers and knitting--that result in better wicking and what I surmise to be ionic cooling (like what ice and salt do to allow you to churn ice cream even though neither the melting ice nor the salt is much below the freezing point of water.
This is my second shirt. The first one arrived with black soot that blew into one corner of the polybag enclosing the shirt. I saw it immediately, but the person who picked and packed the shirt hadn't noticed it.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

omni freeze zero

PostedJuly 18, 2013
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Mallard88
Location: Phoenix
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made ,very functional,feels good and i get lots of compliments ------------Well done
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I love my men's freeze degree shirt

PostedJuly 14, 2013
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yakforta
Location: Conway. SC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This shirt is the most comfortable and cool shirt I have ever worn fishing. I have put some of my other to the side and wear it as much as possible. It just feel great. The cooling effect keeps me in the zone and I don't have to worry about feeling to hot. It also dry's pretty quick so I don't have to spend the rest of the day in a wet shirt if I get wet. I have ordered more of these shirts in different colors so I can be comfortable on each and everyone of my kayak fishing charters.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great shirt

PostedJuly 13, 2013
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cpeff
Location: Cleveland OH
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I already had 2 of these shirts in the women's size XL, but liked the bright yellow color of the mens. ordered a size M and it fits fine. I am 5'4 and 145 lbs. wanted bright for cycling. Use these shirts in 80-90 degrees for cycling, hiking and kayaking and love them!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice shirt, doesn't keep you cool

PostedJuly 3, 2013
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landscaper75
Location: Missoula, MT
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I really do like the shirt (I bought two of them). They are great, light weight shirts, but...I could not notice the "omni-freeze" technology doing anything whatsoever. I am a landscaper and will spend money on anything that I think will keep me cool. These are nice shirts, just keep your expectations very low when it comes to the sweat-activated cooling.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Poor Workmanship

PostedJune 21, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Oklahoma City
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I purchased this shirt under a month ago and having used it for two 12-15 miles runs thus far, I am surprised that the stitches are "bunching" up in a couple of areas.
The technology seems to do what it claims but I am disappointed at the lack of workmanship in the product.
For such a pricey product, I was expecting the quality to be on par.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Freeze Degree™ 1/2 Zip
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Very flims

PostedMay 30, 2013
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Marshall6491
Location: Colorado
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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Hangs really loose and no form
I do not recommend this product.
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