How does a hot relaxing bath at the end of the day sound to you? With the perfect alcove bathtub, you can have it easily.

This will not only give you a spa-like luxurious experience but will also be the perfect addition to a bathroom with rather limited space. Since these tubs will have walls on three sides, they can provide complete privacy if you add a shower curtain or a door.

It is time to bring a change to your bathing experience with this perfect option. While there are many benefits, the problem is that there are multiple choices in the market, and it is challenging to pick one. Well, we are here to save you from this tedious expedition by providing a detailed guide of the 11 best alcove bathtubs to consider.

Grab a cup of coffee and dive in to know more.

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Our Top PickOur Top Pickhstcstbl-table__image American Standard 7236V002.020 Evolution Deep Soaking Tub
  • Durable fiberglass reinforcement
  • Deep-soak max drain
  • 18.5-inch depth
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hstcstbl-table__image Kingston Brass VTDE603122R Contemporary Alcove Bathtub
  • Fiberglass and resin used
  • 58.2-gallon tub capacity
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hstcstbl-table__image American Standard 2460002.011 Cambridge Soaking Bathtub
  • Exclusive Americast technology
  • Drop-in and freestanding options
  • Slip-resistant textured floor surface
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hstcstbl-table__image KOHLER 1957-LA-0 Underscore(R)
  • Molded lumbar support
  • Slotted overflow
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hstcstbl-table__image Kingston Brass VTAP543022L Aqua Eden
  • High-quality acrylic material
  • Conveniently angled sides
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hstcstbl-table__image Fine Fixtures Acrylic/Fiberglass Soaking Bathtub
  • Acrylic material with fiberglass reinforcement
  • Simple recessed installation
  • Sloped lumbar support
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hstcstbl-table__image American Standard 2425VC-LHO.020 Evolution
  • Acrylic with fiberglass reinforcement
  • Ever clean surface
  • Hydro Massage system
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hstcstbl-table__image Mirabelle MIRSKS6030LWH Acrylic Soaking Bathtub
  • Textured slip-resistant bottom
  • Acrylic construction
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hstcstbl-table__image KOHLER K-1100-RA-0 Expanse Curved Bath
  • Curved integral apron bows
  • Large space
  • Textured bottom surface
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hstcstbl-table__image ProFlo PFS6042LSKWH Alcove Soaking BathTub
  • High-quality acrylic material
  • Integral tile flange
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hstcstbl-table__image Wyndham Collection Grayley WCBTW16032R Alcove Bathtub
  • Flex resistant material
  • Integrated front panel and flange
  • Molded lumbar support
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  1. American Standard 7236V002.020 Evolution Deep Soaking Tub

Enjoy a long bath and immerse yourself completely to feel the ultimate comfort with the American Standard 7236V002.020 Evolution Deep Soaking Tub. It is very spacious and is made of strong and durable materials. Create the bathroom that you always wanted with this option.

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American Standard 7236V002.020 Evolution 6 Ft. X 36 In. Deep…

  • Deep and roomy for total body immersion and comfort
  • Drop-in or undermount installation options
  • Requires deep-soak max drain 1599.205, sold separately
  • Durable brass deep-soak max drain, required, is a top-mount…

Why Did We Like It?

To begin with, we loved the ample space that this bathtub provided. It has a depth of 18.5 inches, and you can completely immerse your body. Made for deep relaxation, it is designed to give you the ultimate soothing experience at home.

Moreover, it is also pretty long and will easily allow anyone with a height of 6’4″ to comfortably stretch. This is an advantage for taller individuals who generally feel cramped in a bathtub.

That’s not all! We were utterly impressed by the body, which is made of fiberglass and has dual molded-in armrests with a pre-leveled tub bottom. The material is glossy and creates a very attractive body with no sharp edges. Your arms will be 100% comfortable as they won’t be hanging from the sides, thanks to the armrests.

Also, the product has a slip-resistant base to prevent accidental falls and injuries. This is vital, especially if you have kids in the house.

What Could’ve Been Better?

Although we were thrilled with the performance, the product is narrow and may not be a comfortable fit for very broad individuals. Again, we are talking of very wide structures, and if you do not have that, this is going to be an exceptional pick for sure. Check the width before you purchase the product.

Pros
  • Wide contoured lumbar support
  • Slip-resistant
  • Enables full body immersion
  • Glossy acrylic material
Cons
  • May not be fit for broader body structures
  1. Kingston Brass VTDE603122R Contemporary Alcove Bathtub

Designed to soothe your body after a long and hard day at work, the Kingston Brass VTDE603122R Contemporary Alcove Bathtub is an excellent option to choose. It has a length of 60 inches and will easily fit individuals up to 6’2″.


KINGSTON BRASS VTDE603122R 60-Inch Contemporary Alcove…

  • Solid Acrylic Reinforced with Fiberglass and Resin Material
  • Alcove Drop-in Tub with Apron
  • 2-4 mm Thickness Acrylic Construction
  • Overall Dimensions : 60 x 31 x 22.5 (all dimensions are in…

Why Did We Like It?

Acrylic tubs are becoming more popular today and are lighter and sturdier than the traditional cast iron bathtubs. It is made of molded acrylic, which is then reinforced with resin and fiberglass. The resin works in insulating the tub and keeps it warm for a longer time.

Its high gloss finish, which looks very attractive, will enhance the bathroom’s aesthetics. The rectangular shape is compact and will take up minimal space while providing a deep tub to soak in. It has a 58.2-gallon capacity and will allow you to immerse yourself completely.

Furthermore, you will get an option to select between a model with a left-hand drain or a right hand one. Depending on the design of your bathroom, make a selection.

Lastly, it is not very heavy and can be carried to the bathroom with no additional help. We were impressed with the body, which might be lighter but was extremely sturdy.

What Could’ve Been Better?

We would have wanted a more detailed installation booklet. The one we received did not provide clear instructions, and the measurements that were mentioned were almost impossible to find. It is best to get a professional to do the job for you. It may cost a few bucks extra, but it is totally worth it.

Pros
  • Choice between left and right-hand drain
  • Attractive wave-like design on the sides
  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Retains warmth
Cons
  • Installation booklet is insufficient
  1. American Standard 2460002.011 Cambridge Soaking Bathtub

One of our topmost recommendations that is known for its excellent bells and whistles is the American Standard 2460002.011 Cambridge Soaking Bathtub. Enjoy a long and relaxing hot bath in a tub, which is well insulated to provide a quiet and luxurious experience.


American Standard 2460002.011 Cambridge Apron-Front…

  • Durable Americast is lighter than cast iron, easier to…
  • Soothing 14 inch depth for soaking comfort
  • Excellent heat retention qualities keeps bath water warmer…
  • Stansure slip-resistant textured floor surface is easy to…

Why Did We Like It?

American Standard is known to create the perfect bathing experience with its list of some of the most high-quality products at an affordable rate. This is an example of its fine craftsmanship and is incorporated with the exclusive Americast technology. The bathtub has a glossy enamel layer that is extremely well designed and has a steel center, which is the secret behind its sturdiness.

 A thick insulating layer surrounds it to prevent heat from escaping and keeps the water inside warm for a long time. This also makes the product energy efficient, and you do not need to refill with hot water in between your bath.

To add on, it also has a headrest for the ultimate comfort. Get into the tub and leave all your worries behind! The headrest will provide a perfect place to rest your head and prevent headaches or muscle pains if you are in the tub for long.

What Could’ve Been Better?

The only issue we found is that dirt tends to build up after using it for a while near the bottom of this tub. This does not flow out with the water, and you will have to clean it separately. This is not a big drawback, and all you need to do is wash the bottom every once in a week if the tub is used daily or when you can see accumulated dirt on the floor.

Pros
  • Glossy enamel top layer
  • Affordable price
  • Beveled headrest for more comfort
  • Insulating layer to keep the water warm
Cons
  • Dirt builds up near the bottom
  1. KOHLER 1957-LA-0 Underscore(R)

This list would have been incomplete without a product from the house of Kohler. The 1957-LA-0 Underscore(R) model equipped with the molded lumbar support will help you loosen up every time you get into it. Add some essential oil and a bath bomb to enjoy a truly spa-like experience right at home.


KOHLER 1957-LA-0 Underscore(R) 60″ x 32″ Bath Apron,…

  • Molded lumbar support offers extra comfort while bathing.
  • Slotted overflow allows for deep soaking.
  • Integral apron creates a clean, finished look.
  • Integral flange helps prevent water from seeping behind wall…

Why Did We Like It?

We loved the internal flange that came installed in the product. One of the major problems with bathtubs is that water seeps behind the wall. This flange will help prevent it and make sure the body stays protected and lasts for long.

The rectangular body is designed to impress with its precisely cut edges, and the apron adds on to provide a clean and finished look. Known for its refined style, it will fit in with any bathroom with contemporary interior design.

Adding on, this unit also has a comfortably shaped backrest, which will allow you to lie down and relax better. The slope design will give you enough back support. With its sophisticated design and a curved basin, your bathing experience will be amped up to another level.

Another notable attribute is the space-saving design that makes it an excellent fit for small to medium-sized bathrooms.

What Could’ve Been Better?

Since the tub is pretty deep, you might struggle a bit while getting out. But rest assured that it will not be of a big hindrance. Be careful about your stepping, and you should not face any trouble at all. If your kids are young, make sure that you do not leave them unsupervised.

Pros
  • Flange prevents water from seeping
  • Integral apron for a better look
  • Perfect for a deep bath
Cons
  • Maybe slightly difficult to get out after a bath
  1. Kingston Brass VTAP543022L Aqua Eden

If you are looking for a shorter tub that will fit in snugly into your small bathroom space, the Kingston Brass VTAP543022L Aqua Eden is a brilliant choice to make. It is deep and will provide 54-inches space to spread out in. It is definitely one of the most popular choices among customers.

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Kingston Brass VTAP543022L Aqua Eden 54-Inch Acrylic Alcove…

  • Fabricated from High Quality Acrylic Material
  • Designed for Long-Lasting Durability
  • Easy-to-Clean

Why Did We Like It?

Firstly, the unique dimensions make this product stand out. It has ample space for an average-sized individual to relax comfortably while it can fit into any bathroom easily. Also, the angled sides prove to be very beneficial and will provide you with back support whenever you lie down. You will truly love every part of the relaxing experience, thanks to this amazing option from Kingston Brass.

Adding to the features, it is very easy to clean. The acrylic surface does not catch stains easily, and all you need to do is wash it with soap water once a month.

Furthermore, this is a high-quality product that is known for its durability and affordable price. Not only will it last for long, but we also found no cracks or scratches on the body after 1 year of use.

What Could’ve Been Better?

The only downside was that the product was difficult to install. Initially, when we installed it, the tub would bend towards the front whenever not in use. This looked very odd, and we had to do over the process again. Finally, we decided to set it up using some concrete and cement.

Pros
  • Known for its durability
  • Easy to clean
  • Water depth is 14-3/8″
  • Reasonable price
Cons
  • Difficult to install
  1. Fine Fixtures Acrylic/Fiberglass Soaking Bathtub

Help your kids create lasting memories with bubble baths and colorful bath bombs with this product. The Fine Fixtures Acrylic/Fiberglass Soaking Bathtub is a top-notch option known for its polished refinery and enhanced performance. With a range of sizes, you can pick the one that suits your bathroom to achieve that perfect fit.


Fine Fixtures Acrylic/Fiberglass Soaking Bathtub, Exclusive…

  • HIGH QUALITY- Fine Fixtures bathtub is constructed of…
  • INSTALLATION- Alcove installation – Simple recessed…
  • CONVENIENCE- Sloped lumbar support for a preeminent bathing…
  • LEDGE USE: Tub’s ledge can accommodate your essential…

Why Did We Like It?

One of its best features is the adjustable legs. This is a rare quality that you will find among bathtubs. Here you can adjust the height of the legs according to how you want it. In case it is going to be used by kids, it is best to lower the tub while otherwise, you can adjust it according to your height.

That’s not all. To add to the user-friendly design, this product also has a wide ledge that will allow you to keep your bathing accessories at arm’s length. You can keep the soaps and shampoos lined up or you could have a loofah with bath toys for your kids. The towel can easily be hung from the side for easier access.

Adding to the benefits, it is equipped with a tile flange that prevents water from seeping behind the wall. You will not have to add extra plaster or mortar for this.

What Could’ve Been Better?

We found that the body is prone to scratches. Although it is sturdy enough to prevent cracks, any sharp object would lead to scratches on the body. You can try covering them up with a scratch remover, which usually does a good job.

Pros
  • Adjustable legs
  • Wide ledge to accommodate accessories
  • Capacity of 43-gallons
  • Pre-fixed tile flange to prevent seeping
Cons
  • Prone to scratches
  1. American Standard 2425VC-LHO.020 Evolution

Up next is a brilliant option that comes with a hoard of benefits. The American Standard 2425VC-LHO.020 Evolution model will help customize your experience according to your wishes. From the water flow to its temperature, everything can be modified. We were pleased to add this whirlpool tub to our bathroom.

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American Standard 2425VC-LHO.020 Evolution 5-Feet by 32-Inch…

  • Acrylic with fiberglass reinforcement
  • Integral apron with removable access panel
  • Left hand outlet
  • Ever clean surface inhibits the growth of stain and…

Why Did We Like It?

One of its brilliant features is the 8 jet system, which features 2 flow adjustable hi-flow jets and 6 flow adjustable comfort jet sprays. This will allow you to control the water flow and modify it according to your needs.

To top it, it also has a hydro massage system that will balance the water pressure and will help you enjoy the ideal bath. You get a single-speed pump and motor along with two silent air volume controls, making this extremely user-friendly.

Additionally, its dual molded-in armrests add to the user-friendly design and will give you the perfect place to rest your arms.

Besides, the product is equipped with EverClean technology, which provides an antimicrobial additive to the unit. This will keep all the pipes free from molds and bacteria. Not only will this provide for a hygienic bath for your kids, but it will also keep the bathtub smelling fresh.

What Could’ve Been Better?

With so many benefits comes a higher price tag. This is slightly more expensive than its peers, and it may be difficult for everybody to afford one. But if you have the space to spend a few extra bucks, we would absolutely recommend this.

Pros
  • Integral apron with a removable access panel
  • Dual molded-in armrests
  • Integral 3-sided water retention flange
  • Silent air-volume controls
Cons
  • Expensive product
  1. Mirabelle MIRSKS6030LWH Acrylic Soaking Bathtub

If you want a contemporary product that will fit your modern decor well, the Mirabelle MIRSKS6030LWH Acrylic Soaking Bathtub is the perfect option. It has ample space for one person to sit comfortably and will completely immerse your body.


Mirabelle MIRSKS6032 60″ X 32″ Acrylic Soaking Bathtub for…

  • 60″ X 32″ Acrylic Soaking Bathtub for Drop
  • Mirabelle MIRSKS6032
  • Color White
  • Acrylic construction maintains heat longer and is easy to…

Why Did We Like It?

One major problem with bathtubs is that the base becomes slippery very soon, and kids, as well as adults, can slip very easily. To protect you from falling over, this product comes with a textured bottom. Unlike smooth surfaces, this provides you with enough grip to not lose your balance while getting in and out of the tub.

Another notable feature is the 42-gallons capacity, which makes sure you get a deep pool of water to relax in. It also has sloped sides, which add to the comfort and make sure you can lie down easily.

Finally, this is pretty easy to assemble and install. You will need two people to do the job, but the process is clearly mentioned with pictorial representations too. You will receive a detailed guide along with the kit.

What Could’ve Been Better?

We were a little disappointed with the ledge, which was very narrow and did not provide any space to keep essentials. We could not hang the towel and had to keep a small table beside for bathing products. Because of its width, we also have to be very careful while getting in and out of the tub.

Pros
  • Has an integrated tile flange and tub skirt
  • 42-gallons capacity
  • Sloped sides for more comfort
Cons
  • Very narrow ledge
  1. KOHLER K-1100-RA-0 Expanse Curved Bath

Do you want a curved basin that will provide you with an engulfing bathing experience? The KOHLER K-1100-RA-0 Expanse Curved Bath will fit right in with its massive amount of space. Enjoy some relaxation time with your significant other, thanks to its wide capacity.

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KOHLER K-1100-RA-0 Expanse Curved Integral Apron Bath with…

  • 60-Inch by 32-Inch by 17-Inch install footprint
  • Curved integral apron bows to 38-Inch at the center
  • Integral tile flange
  • Constructed of Acrylic

Why Did We Like It?

Further, it is equipped with a flange like most of its peers. The integral flange plays an important role in preventing water from seeping in through the wall.

Also, it has a textured bottom which will prevent any kind of accidental slips inside the tub. We can finally let our kids take a bath without supervision, thanks to this feature.

Furthermore, this product has high heat-retaining qualities and will keep the water hot for a long time. The walls are insulated, which makes it possible for the water to stay heated. This makes it energy efficient, and you will not need to add more hot water in between.

Although it has a large space, the body is designed to be compact and will not take up too much space. Overall, we found this to be a very efficient addition to our home.

What Could’ve Been Better?

Although the features are really attractive, it is a more costly product than most of the options here. We cannot complain because they do offer excellent quality for the price, but you might have to go over your budget to be able to afford this.

Pros
  • Integral tile flange
  • Easy to install
  • Acrylic construction
  • Retains heat for a long time
Cons
  • Expensive
  1. ProFlo PFS6042LSKWH Alcove Soaking BathTub

As we near the end of this list, the next product that we would like to introduce is the ProFlo PFS6042LSKWH Alcove Soaking BathTub. Known for its premium quality and lightweight body, this will provide you with a very relaxing experience. Read on to know more about its features.


PROFLO PFS6042LSKWH PROFLO PFS6042LSK 60″ x 42″ Alcove…

  • All Proflo products are factory tested before disbursement -…
  • Fully covered under Proflo’s limited 5-year tub warranty
  • Tub is constructed of a high quality acrylic material
  • Soaking tub – Classically relaxing bathing experience

Why Did We Like It?

This tub has ample space for 1 person to stretch comfortably and will also allow 2 people to sit without any issues. With a length of 60 inches and a width of 42 inches, you will not feel cramped in it at all. Also, it has a 75-gallons capacity and is pretty deep. You can completely soak yourself in warm water.

Accompanying this feature is a textured bottom that made it more secure. We did not slip even when the tub was full of water. This makes it safe for kids to be left unsupervised in the tub.

What’s more! The product is light and sturdy, unlike cast-iron tubs. It does not chip and is known to be very durable. Overall, we found this to be a great option to pick for medium-sized to big bathrooms.

What Could’ve Been Better?

Although the product itself worked well, the installation process was slightly complicated. When we tried approaching customer care for help, we could not reach them multiple times. This was disappointing, and ultimately, a local shop helped us out. Once you set it up, there should be no further problems.

Pros
  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Fits 2 people easily
  • Textured slip-resistant bottom
  • 75-gallons capacity
Cons
  • Inefficient customer care
  • Installation process may be slightly difficult
  1. Wyndham Collection Grayley WCBTW16032R Alcove Bathtub

Are you looking for a high-quality, economical tub for your bathroom? The Wyndham Collection Grayley WCBTW16032R Alcove Bathtub will prove to be an exceptional addition. It is a lightweight product that provides molded lumbar support for the ultimate soothing experience.


Grayley 60 x 32 Inch Alcove Bathtub in White with Right-Hand…

  • Made from reinforced acrylic: A strong, flex resistant…
  • The Grayley alcove tub is a modern alternative to cast iron…
  • Drain located on right-hand side. Tile flange simplifies…
  • Includes integral apron for quick installation. Angled back…

Why Did We Like It?

First of all, we will talk about the integrated overflow drain. It is designed beautifully with polished chrome, which keeps it protected from corrosion. If you want a modern minimalist look, this will provide you with it.

Another great addition is the angled back support. The sides of the tub slope down at an angle that allows full immersion and will let you rest your back easily.

Also, it has an integral apron, which makes the process of installation very easy. You will be able to do it within an hour, and an installation guide is provided, which will guide you through it.

Furthermore, the tub is very well insulated and ensures that the water stays warm for a long time. This will allow you to enjoy a long hot bath. Add some essential oil, and you can easily have a spa-like experience.

What Could’ve Been Better?

The only problem that we found is that the fiberglass is not very strong and it chips very easily. So, be very careful around it and keep sharp objects away from the surface. Also, it’s best to keep this in the master bathroom and not in the kids one.

Pros
  • Keeps water warm
  • Easy to install
  • Deeper than standard tubs
  • Attractive integrated overflow drain
Cons
  • Fiberglass chips easily

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Alcove Bathtub Buyer’s Guide

Do you know that a bathtub has the capacity to make or break your entire bathing experience? So, before you make a purchase, it is important to compare the features and take note of the ones that are required by you.

Now that you have gone through the 11 best products, you will have noticed that every one of them have some unique features. To help you make a choice, we have detailed down the critical points that need to be kept in mind. We hope this is helpful in making a decision.

  1. Material

The most common materials that are used to make bathtubs are acrylic and cast iron. Cast iron would give you a rugged and vintage look and is very strong. But it can also be very heavy and difficult to move.

Presently the acrylic versions have become very popular. It has molded sides to give you a luxurious experience and is lighter than the cast-iron ones. These also look modern and fit in well with contemporary decor. Another benefit is that they are mostly resistant to scratches and stains and can be cleaned easily.

  1. Size

How much space do you need? This depends on the type of body structure and height that you and your family members have. Also, if you want it to be able to fit two people, make sure that the product is wide enough.

In case you have a shortage of space, you can look for products with a narrow ledge. This would give you a deep and wide tub but still save space.

  1. Anti-slip Floor

This is very important if you have kids in the house. The floor of the tub could become very slippery and may cause accidents. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you check for the anti-slip floor. This would provide you with peace of mind when your kids want to take a bath by themselves.

  1. Depth

If you have planned to buy a bathtub, we are sure that you would want a deep one. This will have enough water capacity to immerse you completely. If you are choosing an alcove bathtub, make sure that the minimum depth is 15 inches. It is best to go for a 20-inches model if you want to submerge yourself completely.

  1. Drain Location

The location of the drain is a vital point, and people often do not pay attention to it until they try to install it. Many of the products have a left drain and a right drain option to choose from. Check the alcove where you want to install and then tally it with the product and drain location before you purchase.

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Verdict

Let’s face it, every bathtub will not be a great fit for your bathroom. But if you can choose well, this could be an excellent and beneficial addition. There are multiple attributes to consider and you also have to measure the amount of space that is available.

With this, we come to the end of our detailed guide of the best alcove bathtubs. We hope that it has given you enough insight and will help you make an informed decision.

However, before concluding, let’s go for a quick recap of our favorites. The American Standard 7236V002.020 Evolution Deep Soaking Tub is our favorite overall because of its adequate space and enhanced performance, which is surely a win-win.

If you are looking for the most valued product, go for the American Standard 2460002.011 Cambridge Soaking Bathtub. And if you want an attractive product which will enhance the decor, it has to be the Kingston Brass VTDE603122R Contemporary Alcove Bathtub.

With this, we will take our leave. Happy shopping!

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