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6 Clever Items: Dog Leggings
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1 Dog Leggings

These water-resistant leggings go on more easily than traditional booties. The rubber treads help prevent slipping and protect paws from mud, snow, and salt.

To buy: from $29;

6 Clever Items: LectroFan Micro2
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2 LectroFan Micro2

Great for travel, this tiny wonder has 11 sounds (including whirring fans and ocean surf) to help you drift off. It doubles as a Bluetooth speaker.

To buy: $28;

6 Clever Items: Collapsible 20-oz. Bottle
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3 Collapsible 20-oz. Bottle

You'll break the habit of leaving behind your water bottle when you can crush it down to a mere three inches and toss it into your bag.

To buy: $25;

6 Clever Items: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Liquid Measuring Cup
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4 Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Liquid Measuring Cup

Shake, mix, and store your wet ingredients in this lidded four-cup essential. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

To buy: $15;

6 Clever Items: REI Co-op Trail Chair
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5 REI Co-op Trail Chair

You'll always have a comfy place to sit, whether you're hiking or watching a game from the bleachers, thanks to this lightweight, adjustable nylon chair.

To buy: $35;

6 Clever Items: Medium Storage Bag
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6 Medium Storage Bag

A ham-and-cheese sandwich never looked as virtuous—or stylish—as it does in this chic, machine-washable pouch.

To buy: $11 for 2;