Average 'manbag' contains £880-worth of tech

Average manbag contains £880-worth of techPic: Getty

Most women would admit to carrying half their lives around in their handbags, but now it seems the same can be said about British men. According to a new poll, the average 'manbag' contains not only the essentials like glasses, umbrella and glasses, but a whopping £880-worth of tech.

The survey of 2,000 Brits, by Vouchercodes.co.uk, revealed that the manbag is becoming an ever more essential piece of kit, enabling men to keep their gadgets and everyday items with him day to day.

Topping the list of items hidden within was the wallet, with smartphones, tablets and laptops following close behind. As well as the big ticket items, headphones, glasses, aftershave, chewing gum, umbrellas and diaries featured among the top ten.

One in ten packed for a night away too, including spare underwear in their kit, while nine per cent added a toothbrush just in case.

Anita Naik, consumer editor at Vouchercodes.co.uk, told the Daily Mail: "The research shows men are starting to embrace the manbag and recognise the practical benefits of carrying everything in one place, especially with expensive tech to carry around every day.

"For those men who aren't sure, the practical benefits of carrying a bag outweigh the potential fashion risks, there are some great websites that allow you to browse through a huge variety of styles, from satchels to holdalls, meaning there's something for everyone."

The boys still have some way to go before they match up to the girls though - a recent survey by John Lewis priced the contents of the average woman's handbag at an eye-watering £1,209.99.

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