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Women 'packing too much for trips'

Croatian coast07/12/12

By Jake Richards

Men who reckon women pack too much for holidays appear to have a case.

Most women admit they take an excess of clothes away with them, according to a poll by travel agent

And around two-thirds of women use their partner's suitcase to cram in extra items.

A total of 2,317 women in relationships, who had been on holiday with their partner in the last 12 months, were surveyed.

As many as 78 per cent said they had filled their suitcase to the maximum allowed weight when they packed for their last holiday.

And 84 per cent said they had taken away more than they needed, with 67 per cent admitting to putting items in their partner's case.

On average, the "overflow" level reached up to a third of a partner's case, with electrical items such as cameras and hairdryers being the most common things put in.

Women also admitted a penchant for putting toiletries in their partner's case, with 27 per cent of those questioned saying they tended to mix items between bags in case one bit of luggage was lost.

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