and are kicking off the New Year with a quick competition for a veterinary nurse or surgeon to win one of two Ororo heated gilets. 

The gilets, which normally cost $170, have three heating zones: one around the neck, one across the back of the shoulders and one which heats the pockets, all powered by a small battery. Editor Arlo Guthrie (pictured right) said: "As some members will know, I have a sideline reviewing gadgets and consumer tech on YouTube. Having reviewed the Ororo gilet, I bought a number of them for myself and my family, but thanks to a mix up by Amazon, I ended up with a spare men's XL size gilet (45-48 inch chest, 40-43 inch waist and 46-49 inch hip) .

"I'd like it to go to a good home, and I thought maybe a veterinary nurse or surgeon who now has to attend to clients in a frosty car park might be very glad of it.

"Of course, there are more women than men in the profession, so I'm going to offer one of the women's vests too."

To win one of the gilets, watch the review here:, then email: with the answer to the following question:

On the medium heat setting, how long does the Ororo heated gilet stay warm? 

First two correct answers out of the hat from those received by close of play next Wednesday (13th January) will get the gilets.

Arlo added: "Good luck, and a very happy New Year to you all. Let's hope we all get the vaccine soon.

"Oh, and if you enjoy the review, do subscribe on YouTube!"

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