Camp Collection – Inspiration, Resources & Essentials

September 20th, 2016

Camp Collection

The Camp Collection.

Get outside. Go explore. Be kind to the environment. Spend quality time with those you love. Create new memories outdoors. That’s the vision behind our new Camp Collection. Available at select independent retailers.

 

It’s time for all things fall. To the mountains we go! Whether you’re apple picking, picnicking, hitting the trails, pumpkin picking, camping or consuming all things pumpkin spice, fall inspires us to bundle up, grab a warm drink and your loved ones and head out for an adventure.

 

Our strollers are designed for adventures and built to perform. The Camp Collection takes this look to a new level with the perfect outdoor green, complemented with tan interior, orange accents and an adventure awaits patch. We continue to evolve in our eco-conscious materials. The fabrics we use are recycled polyester (recycled polyethylene terepthalate, rPET) with 28 post-consumer plastic bottles pulled out of the landfill and re-used (52 for Indie Twin). Our strollers are PVC and phthalate free. There are no fire retardants (excluding the UK per law) and no polyurethane foam. The handlebar is TPR and foam free.

 

Our mission, “The Ride of Your Life”, means to get out and do what you love from day one. To know that active lives foster active imaginations. To explore with an awareness of your impact on the world around you.

 

With that in mind, we hope you can find some inspiration to get outside and make some memories with your family!

 

RESOURCES TO GET YOU OUTSIDE

Find Your Park

Find Your Park

Do you know about http://findyourpark.com?  The National Park Service and National Park Foundation have given us this great resource to find a park or an event (you can even refine by ‘family friendly’) by State or Date to help you and your family get outside and adventure.  Every day can be an adventure, #getoutside.

Hike It Baby

Hike It Baby

With a mission to build communities that support getting families outside with their kids starting at birth.  And a purpose to support parents in nature and raise a generation to love the outdoors.  We concur. https://hikeitbaby.com

Born Wild

Born Wild Project

These amazing mamas are seeking to encourage and empower parents to raise children who are connected to the wilderness, http://www.bornwildproject.com.

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Meet Up

This community focused resources helps you find meet up groups that share your same interests, https://www.meetup.com.

 

INSPIRATION

These Pinterest Color Boards helped inspire the Camp Collection, https://www.pinterest.com/bumbleride/camp-green-2016-color-board/ .

 

ESSENTIALS

Here are some camp essentials that help keep adventures kind to the environment and comfortable for your family:

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Bumbleride Camp Collection

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Gunn & Swain Mexican Blanket

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Plum + Sparrow Market Basket

Klean Kanteen Sippy Cup

Klean Kanteen Kids Sippy

 

Stanley Classic Vaccuum Insulated Thermos

Stanley Classic Vacuum Thermos

Poler Camp Mug

Poler Camp Mug

Prenatal Exercises to Help You Stay Fit During Your Pregnancy – Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller

September 15th, 2016

See how Clinical Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer Bri Dietz stays fit during her pregnancy!

“I loved collaborating with my favorite SD stroller company Bumbleride to share how I stay active with their speed jogging stroller during pregnancy! -Bri Dietz

Follow Bri at http://bridietz.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bri.dietz/.

About Bri: Bri has combined her passion for holistic health with her scientific background in Kinesiology to create a unique, whole-body approach to both fitness and nutrition. Bri supports her clients through personal training at the Coronado Fitness Club in California, in-home training sessions, and a variety of nutritional counseling services. Bri is also an AFPA Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise Specialist and is focused on supporting expecting, new, and busy mothers achieve optimal wellness.

Bri’s approach to personal wellness emphasizes balance, which she believes is the key to a happy, healthy lifestyle. Bri encourages and challenges her clients while helping them find a personal wellness program that fits their lifestyle and supports their goals.

Learn more about the Speed Jogging Stroller here, http://bumbleride.com/strollers/speed.

 

Renowned Jogging Strollers- Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards – Bumbleride Speed FINALIST

September 14th, 2016

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Renowned Jogging Strollers- Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards – Bumbleride Speed FINALIST – We Need Your Vote!

We are so excited to be nominated a FINALIST again in the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards in their GEAR category for Renowned Jogging Strollers! Help us walk away with the win by voting by clicking here or below. Thank you so much for your vote!! These awards help parents find the best gear and services for their families and each vote helps Bumbleride grow!

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Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards is the largest awards program in the greater parenting community. This year, our entire community (think: our HQ team, editors, writers, readers and you!) has tirelessly searched coast to coast evaluating thousands of businesses in over 100 categories to bring you the best of the best (because let’s be honest: you deserve the best)! We have spent the whole year testing out classes, exploring new play spaces and getting up close and personal with the newest and coolest gear in search of the unquestionably great. The end result is the exhaustive collection of nominees that we provide to our community who then decides and casts their votes for the ultimate Totally Awesome Awards winners.

Voting runs September 1 – 30, 2016 and the nominees with the most
votes in their respective category will be named this year’s
Totally Awesome Award Winner!

So start your engines, tell your friends and make your voice heard.

#TotallyAwesomeAwards2016

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Voting: Sept 1 – 30, 2016
Winners Announced: Oct 10, 2016

September Is Baby Safety Month

September 9th, 2016

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Baby Safety Month is a great reminder to ensure you are using your baby gear properly. Here are a few of our favorite resources and recommendations that can help keep your child safe and Bumbleride rolling smoothly for years to come:

 

Bumbleride Safety & Maintenance, https://www.bumbleride.com/safety-and-maintenance .

 

Car Seat Safety:

The Car Seat Lady, http://thecarseatlady.com/– Information. Empowerment. Peace of mind. How to buckle a 5 point safety harness on an infant seat, https://www.facebook.com/TheCarSeatLady/videos/10154391995782454/ .

Consumer Reports,  http://www.consumerreports.org/ . Did you know Indie 4 is the highest rated stroller on Consumer Reports?

Juvenile Manufactures Product Association (JPMA), https://babysafetyzone.org/hot-topics/baby-safety-month .

 

Recommendations:

Make sure to always register your baby products, this is how the company will reach you in the event of a recall.

Sign up for recall alerts from www.cpsc.gov, here. Don’t rely on the company to contact you in the event of recall.

Make sure not to cover your stroller with any blankets or shade due to overheating hazard, http://www.today.com/parents/seeking-stroller-shade-why-covering-blanket-can-be-dangerous-baby-t101059 .

Do not leave your child in an infant seat longer than necessary. Many infant seats include fire retardants which can harm your child, http://www.ecocenter.org/healthy-stuff/reports/childrens-car-seat-study/report_summary.

Check out Environmental Working Group’s reviews of products like shampoo and sunscreen here.

Happy 100th National Parks!

August 25th, 2016

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The National Park Service turns 100 TODAY and your’re invited to join in the celebration throughout the month! With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the National Park Service is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark for the centennial!

Make sure to take your bumbleride with you this weekend and tag #bumblerideadventures & #findyourpark on Instagram!

To get you started, they’ve gathered a sampling of special programs taking place and we’ve listed them below. But hundreds of other August events across the country can be found at FindYourPark.com and EncuentraTuParque.com.

Get up, get out there, and find your park!

Our nearest National Park property is Cabrillo National Monument where we recently shot our Speed stroller photoshoot seen in the photos above and below. Where is your local favorite national park?

 

If you live in WY, AK, NV, AZ, DC, NC or MN take a look below for an event near you.

Making History

  • 8/25 An Evening at the Arch: Yellowstone Celebrates the National Park Service (WY): Yellowstone National Park and its partners will host a very special Centennial event to kick off the second century of the National Park Service, highlight the importance of public/private partnerships, and recognize the completion of the Gardiner Gateway Project (Phase One).
  • 8/25 Huna Tribal House Grand Opening (AK): Park and tribal partners celebrate the opening of a traditional building with a festival at Glacier Bay National Park.
  • 8/25 Time Capsule at First Light (NV): Time capsule burial and “First Light” for the Great Basin National Park Observatory. Special guest speaker and astronomy programs.

Celebrating Together

  • 8/25 – 8/28 Grand Canyon National Park Founders Day Celebration (AZ): Park-wide celebration with food, special programs, train exhibit, naturalization ceremony and concert.
  • 8/27 Centennial Family Festival on the National Mall (DC):The national park in the heart of the nation’s capital will host a family fun day at Constitution Gardens in celebration of the National Park Service 100th anniversary.
  • 8/27 – 8/28 Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Mitchell State Park Centennial Celebration (NC): The North Carolina State Park System is also celebrating its centennial! Mount Mitchell State Park, the state’s inaugural park, was founded on August 26, 1916 – the day after President Wilson signed the legislation creating the National Park Service. Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Mitchell State Park will host a joint centennial celebration.
  • 8/29 National Parks Day at the Minnesota State Fair (MN): Mississippi National River and Recreation Area along with other Minnesota national parks will take over Carousel Park at the State Fair Grounds for special programming and activities.


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Be Eco On The Go (With Three Kids In Tow)

August 11th, 2016

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Be Eco On The Go (With 3 Kids In Tow) 

Hi, I’m Jill.  

Wife to a banker by day and surfer when the waves are good. Mama to Brooklyn (almost 4), Max (almost 2), and Baby Boy #3 (due November 2016). Global traveler, dog lover and eco-conscious Marketer at Bumbleride.

I love this company and everything the brand stands for. Bumbleride has enabled me to feel fulfilled in my career, while continuing to nurture myself, my family, friends and keep up with my crazy toddlers. I know that motherhood isn’t perfect (and is messy), but I’m doing my best to find balance, inspiration and continue to live eco-consciously in all areas of my life. Which means I’m constantly looking for things and brands that can meet eco standards, keep life simple and convenient.

I’m always looking for inspiration. Here are a few things I tell myself on a daily basis to keep a positive and peaceful mindset:

            -At the end of a long day, I am the only one who can give my kids a happy mama who loves life.

            -Kids make life the best kind of busy.

            -The days are long, but the years are short. Keep on keepin’ on mama.  Life is good.

I’ve spent a lot of time researching baby and toddler gear over the past 5 years (and feel especially close to it given the industry I work in). Here are my must-haves for conscious mamas looking for convenience and style.  I hope this helps eliminate your research time so you can focus on the more important stuff (like yourself and your kiddos). Thanks for reading!

– Jill, Bumbleride Marketing

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Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller + Mini Board

…and I think life with 2 kids is wild. Cue November 2016 when we’re adding a 3rd in ~4 years.  Indie Twin has been my saving grace with 2 – I’ve used it almost every day since giving birth to my son Max and it will continue to be my go-to for years to come!  That feeling of ease (and reaction of onlookers) when we seamlessly cruise through a door with a side by side stroller.  The individual seats that can be positioned for whatever situation one of them needs; up, down, feet up, feet down, sunshade extension out, asleep, awake…accommodation makes life much more simple!  Knowing my kids are spending so much time in an eco-friendly place, is one less worry I have – there are 52 recycled plastic water bottles in the fabric of this stroller, plus they are Bluesign and OEKO-tex certified.  With adding a third, all I need is my toddler Mini Board for whoever wants to ride along, and the bassinet.  Perfect spot for comfy naps on the go.  The best bassinet news is it’s now approved for overnight sleeping with it’s 100% rPET fabric and safe, breathable mattress. Even better: no polyurethane foam, fire retardants, phthlatates or PVC used.  Rest-assured, we are set.

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Clek Foonf Car Seat

We are realizing that the world was built for a family of 4.  Luckily we already have a car with a 3rd row option, but didn’t think it was possible to put 3 kids safely in a single row – thanks to Clek, we will be riding safely (love their green materials) and much more easily in one single row.  The icing on the cake (or cream in my coffee) is I won’t need to use my back seat for kids.  I can use that space for groceries, my Indie Twin and all the other essentials for life on the go.

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Fawn & Cub Ruckus Diaper Backpack + Changing Mat combo 

Never been the diaper bag type – always carried my oversized leather tote with enough room for everything I need.  With 3 kids, I think I’m going to need both hands and shoulders and all the help I can get in the convenience department.  I was googling “Non-Diaper Bag Diaper Bags” and came across Fawn & Cub.  SWOON.  I saw their Ruckus Sack backpack and was instantly ready to purchase.  The line that had me was “it feels like you are carrying a pillow on your back.” DONE.  So many great features; organic cotton lining, multiple pockets, magnetic snaps, et al.  This has convenience, style and non-diaper bag written all over it.

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Plum and Sparrow Moses Basket

Not sure there is anything more precious than a new baby in a basket.  These moses baskets are worthy of every penny and photo captured with your baby inside.  Complete with a hypo-allergenic, waterproof pad inside, I see myself taking this baby (pun-intended) with us everywhere.  To the park, to the beach, in the backyard.  Can’t wait to snap photos of our little buddy in there.

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Solly Baby Wrap

I’m sure you’re all in the know on this front.  If you aren’t, get on it!  Baby wearing has been so important to me with all my babies.  There is nothing like that close, skin-to-skin connection – all with both hands free to do whatever it is on your agenda.  I love to support small business and the gals at Solly are seriously awe-inspiring.  These gorgeous wraps are Made in America with Lenzing Modal fabric that is sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees.  There’s more…$1 from every wrap purchased helps give a mother around the world a safe birth.  I’m all in.

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Plain Jane 24 Hour Dress

Literally.  You can wear it 24 hours a day and be stylish in total comfort.  And nurse your babe without unbuttoning or showing your belly or stretching out the top of your shirt.  I got the all black, because mama knows how messy life can get with 2 kids with dirty fingers touching and grabbing you all day.  This dress is made of the same material as the Solly wrap, so you’re basically wrapping yourself in eco-friendly comfort.

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Klean Kanteen 5oz and 9oz baby bottles

My favorite Kanteen brought a baby bottle into the family.  YES.  Non-toxic, check. Easy cleaning, check. Easy filling, check.  Sign. Me. Up.  There are 2 sizes (5oz and 9oz), so you can have your baby start a bottle from birth or as soon as you’re ready.

 

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Tubby Todd $75 shop credit

We always laugh that we have enough Tubby Todd to keep the whole neighborhood clean and smelling fresh for a year.  Read: I don’t want to run out.  They also just launched their MAMA line and it’s so good.  Belly balm, hand lotion, nipple salve.  Something for every mama.  It’s that good.

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Finn + Emma Organic wooden teether

Finn + Emma is the most amazing small business.  Everything they support, I believe in.  Sustainability, fair trade, organic materials, smart + ethical choices.  Everything they sell, I would have in my house.  But, consumerism is a thing and I don’t need it all with having hand-me-downs from my two other kids and family/friends that think just like me.  But the whimsical little organic hedgehog teething rattle is a necessity and multipurpose and I can’t wait for little buddy to have it.

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Lorena Canals Rugs eco-friendly rug

An eco-friendly and MACHINE WASHABLE rug. Yes, please.  These rugs contain 100% natural cotton and use non-toxic dyes.  My daughter has a dust allergy, so just vacuuming and regular cleaning isn’t enough. These rugs are perfect.  All the kids rooms will eventually have one!

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Modern Burlap Tree Hugger Swaddle

Another small business that I love.  But, let’s talk multipurpose. These swaddles are not only perfect for swaddling and getting a baby cozy, I use them for nursing covers, sun coverage, burp cloth, tummy time or even a scarf, if I’m out and about and forget a sweater.  They fold up so small and can be tossed into your bag and WILL BE used on every adventure.  There is a design for anyone, and there’s a reason they’re all black and white patterns…the contrast in color enhances baby’s vision and stimulates brain development.  BONUS: they’re made of GOTS certified organic cotton muslin.

 

So there you are!  I hope this will save you research time so you can get back to making memories with your family…

{Giveaway Over} Congratulations and welcome to the Bumbleride Family @angiehiney!!

Be Eco On The Go (With 3 Kids In Tow) Giveaway

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Run She Is Beautiful Pinkest 5 and 10k – Bumbleride Baby Mama Stroller Division

August 1st, 2016

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Join us in Santa Barbara, CA on September 17th for the Run She Is Beautiful Pinkest 5 & 10k Baby Mama Stroller Division! Winners of each Baby Mama Division will win a Speed jogging stroller!

We’ll see you after the finish line in the Baby Boy Bakery Kid’s Zone! Jacqui, founder of Baby Boy Bakery ran in the Santa Cruz 5k earlier this year pictured above and below with her Speed jogging stroller in Silver Black. Read her Speed jogging stroller review here.

Learn more about the race here. Learn more about the Speed jogging stroller here.

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Mom & Baby San Diego Pop Up Event with James Coffee Co

July 25th, 2016

Mom and Baby pop event with James Coffee San Diego

Join us next Sunday, July 31st for a Mom + Baby pop up event with James Coffee Co in Little Italy, San Diego, CA from 11am-2pm featuring:

Bumbleride Speed and Indie demos & test drives

James Coffee Co. will be crafting the coffee and we will be selling delicious Wow Wow Waffles.

Julie Rings will be snapping pictures Photo Booth style.

NOBLE CARRIAGE: Organic Baby Clothes & Toys 

GOOD/LIFE: Health & Lifestyle Products

STACY WONG: Handmade Wood Goodness

LA BELLE BLOOM: Floral 

Photographs by JULIE RINGS

WOW WOW WAFFLES 

Look forward to seeing you!!! RSVP on Facebook or on eventbrite.

 

Summer Essentials

June 14th, 2016

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Summertime adventures are calling and we want to help equip you for the sunshine and sand in your toes. Our strollers, with eco-minded materials and other earth friendly product picks, will keep you feeling good as well as looking adorable.

Baby shades– Protect those baby eyes from the rays while looking cute at the same time with Ro Sham Bo Baby sunglasses.

Wooden dolphin teether toy– Natural, non-toxic wooden dolphin toy for your ocean-loving child by Gunn & Swain.

Unisex summer bonnet– We love the vintage feel of this organic cotton and hemp sun hat by Briar.

Sunscreen– Your baby’s skin will be chemical free and with great SPF coverage with this vital sunscreen from ThinkBaby ThinkSport.

Beach blanket– Handmade in Mexico this blanket is perfect for the beach or a picnic by Gunn & Swain.

Muslin organic swaddle blanket– Organic cotton muslin is the perfect summer weight blanket you will want to use everywhere made by Modern Burlap.

Steel bottle with insulator– With summer heat comes thirst. This stainless steel travel bottle is free of BPA and other harmful chemicals thanks to ThinkBaby ThinkSport.

Soap and Lotion– Clean up from all the fun with natural lavender products that will help moisturize by our friends Tubby Todd Bath Co.

Snocone Romper– Just Adorable! Made by Rylee & Cru.

Baby Tee w/ Ocean waves– Lightweight and comfy tee for your beach baby. Made by Of One Sea.

Bumbleride Indie Stroller– Our Eco-Fabric with vented head panel and extra large sun canopy will keep your child cool in the summer heat.

Bumbleride Snack Pack– Your Bumbleride traveler can have their snacks within reach with a water proof lining for easy clean up.

Kids insulated lunch box– Perfect for day trips with an insulated popsicle print that screams Summer. Made by Herschel Supply.

Bumbleride Mini Board– Designed for fun, your toddler will love their very own attachment board.

Moses Basket– Handmade and easy to transfer from your home to under your backyard tree for bird watching and gazing at clouds by Plum & Sparrow.

Ro Sham Bo Baby Sunglasses Gunn & Swain Dolphin Teether Briar Bonnet ThinkBaby ThinkSport Sunscreen Beach Blanket Modern Burlap Muslin Swaddle ThinkBaby Stainless Bottle Tubby Todd Bath Co Rylee & Cru Snocone Romper Of One Sea Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller Bumbleride Mini Board Toddler Board Bumbleride Snack Pack Child Tray Herschel Supply Lunch Box Moses Basket Plum and Sparrow

2016 Color Story

May 24th, 2016

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Color has always been a big part of who we are. A dominant facet of Bumbleride’s personality. Thirteen years ago when Bumbleride was just a concept, we recognized a void in the industry. Stroller companies were very conservative with textile design and color. Being in our 20’s at the time we didn’t want to play things so safe. We wanted to have fun and help families celebrate the birth of their babies with vivid color and stylish design. That is still true today.

Each year we enjoy projecting what colors will stand out as something new. Not always monochromatic but also combinations of color with hood linings and details on our strollers to keep things fresh.

Living in San Diego and enjoying the outdoors, nature is always inspiring us. In this years collection, one of our favorites is Tourmaline. A soothing blue green that mimics the colors of the ocean. Another addition that we had fun designing is Camp Green. A limited design for 2016 reminding us of trips with our kids to the mountains. We combined an olive green with tan lining and orange cording. Plus our Camp Bumbleride patch evokes adventure and getting outside.

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While some colors we choose are bold, we still love the palette of grounded colors with bright accents. When selecting colors we give a lot of attention to the right hue, even when choosing a black or grey. We lean towards saturated rich depth in even our staple colors. Trends come and go but the quality of our strollers are designed for longevity. We want every feature to be current and timeless.

Textiles and fabrics for us have definitely evolved. Upon learning of the grim impact that textile production has on our planet we started to dig for changes we could make to improve our processes as much as possible. We are so proud to be using eco-conscious materials now.  It has been a goal for many years and now we bring to the stroller industry 100% RPET (28 post consumer recycled plastic bottles, available in colors: Tourmaline, Camp Green, Red Sand, Maritime Blue & Dawn Grey) and an innovative Solution Dye process that conserves water and energy (available in Silver Black color only).

One of the most fulfilling aspects of every year is seeing the favorite choices of our team and our customers. We look forward to seeing and hearing feedback of everyone’s connection with their personal color choice. Join the conversation @BumblerideWhich is your favorite color? We’d love to hear from you!

-Emily, Co-Founder

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