Parents need clutch gear like waterproof blankets and outdoor blankets. That’s because you’ll find yourself stuck

Parents need clutch gear like waterproof blankets and outdoor blankets. That’s because you’ll find yourself stuck at your kid’s soccer or baseball game when the skies open and down comes the rain, or if you’re sitting on soaked grass watching your aspiring Lionel Messi try to score goals. For those ill-timed outdoor moments, you need the Oceas outdoor waterproof blanket on hand. Made from a cozy, synthetic polar fleece, this five-by-seven-foot blanket is great for enjoying everything from catnaps to canapés, comfortably seating three adults. In cold weather it’s perfect near the fireside; beach days are more enjoyable with it under an umbrella. And when you really want to snuggle up, you can easily wrap the blanket around three people.  Sure, the fleece is nice. We like fleece. But here’s the kicker. A polyurethane-coated backing prevents moisture from seeping through, ensuring your khakis stay dry from everything from dew to fresh rain. The PU coating also boosts this blanket’s strength, preventing punctures and cuts so that you can enjoy it for years to come.  When not in use, it rolls up and stuffs into an included cinch sack with attached carrying handle for easy transport a...

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Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. Like the ever-dependable U.S. postal service, there’s one constant in dog ownership: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night … will keep you from having to walk your pup. So you’re going to want a leash that’s safe, reliable, weatherproof (if need be), and maybe even nice-looking. “The goal is really to have your pet walking next to you while on a relaxed leash,” says Dr. Jennifer Maniet, staff veterinarian at Petplan Pet Insurance. “Certainly you want to ensure the material is durable and you want to make sure the connections of the leash to the collar or harness are well-made and secure.” While Maniet says it’s always best to consult with your vet when looking for the best leash for your pet’s individual needs, the ones below come highly recommended from our panel of veterinarians, dog trainers, and other canine experts. According to Stephanie Galas, manager at Pupculture Soho, “The most simple leash is your best leash.” Available in four-foot and six-foot lengths, she says this affordable, lightweight nylon leash from PetSafe is “not too l...