OK, guys: I finally caved and bought a washable winter coat. And I must say: it’s SUPER warm. Like, warmer than my nice wool/cashmere coat, even though this one doesn’t cover my thighs. It’s on deep discount, it’s a bright color (I got the fuschia, pictured, and it’s a lovely, deep magenta), AND it’s packable and not too bulky. Score. It was $89, but is now marked to $49 at Lands’ End, available in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes. Lands’ End PrimaLoft Packable Jacket
Update: Today Amazon is offering the kids’ version of the Orbo Jr. 4GB Android 4.1 Five Point Multi Touch Tablet PC — it has pretty good reviews — for just $47.95.