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Have you ever found yourself covered with the cold sweat of fear at the check-in desk when they come to weigh your baggage? Take away the dread of any surprise excess baggage charges by taking an electronic luggage scale on your next trip!
Best Digital Luggage Scales
Written By: Laura Snelgrove
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Are you notorious for overpacking? Or do you like to cram in extra souvenirs from the places you visit? Either way, adding weight to a checked bag can be an issue for some travelers.
Airlines are becoming as competitive as they can with ticket pricing, so sometimes try and catch up the shortfall of the low costs by stinging passengers with additional charges. Being charged for overweight baggage is a sure-fire way to start your trip on the wrong foot. Invest in one of these TFG reader reviewed luggage scales to ensure you never suffer again!
Portable Luggage Scales
Tarriss Luggage Scale
This sleek, stainless-steel suitcase scale by Tarris, is affordable and lightweight. Great for taking with you on any trip! The compact design is only 3.3 ounces, so you know it isn’t going to add weight or bulk to your bags on your flight or cruise. Simply hang your luggage using the durable steel hook closure and you’re ready to go.
This scale switches between pounds, kilograms, and stones easily and has a 110 lb / 50 kg capacity with precision accuracy of 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg. It has an easy-to-read LCD display which you don’t have to bend or crane your neck to see. A long-life lithium battery is included and its 30-second automatic shut-off feature ensures that it should last for many voyages,
Tarriss promises 100% satisfaction guaranteed and backs this item up with a lifetime warranty. One TFG reader raves that “I have this one and love it.” We can see why!
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Etekcity Travel Luggage Scale
This Etekcity travel scale is a TFG reader favorite. So many of you told us that you LOVE it! Mainly, as one reader says, “Easy to use and carry in suitcases.” Its lightweight and portable design make it easy to throw into your bag, as it only weighs 4.8 ounces.
One reader explains, “I have this exact one and other than the strength you need to pull up and hold the luggage off the floor, I recommend it. Works just fine and is inexpensive.” This scale weighs in both pounds and kilograms and has a 110 lb / 50 kg capacity with precision accuracy of 0.1 lb / 0.05 kg. It has an easy-to-read LCD display and a long-life battery included. A bonus feature is that this suitcase weigher also has a built-in temperature sensor.
One reader says she always brings this one on her travels and another one raves, “My husband of 26 years says it’s one of his most fav gifts from me.” At just over $10 dollars, the low price point means it’s a steal for the cost-conscious traveler, and you’ll never need to worry about being charged for having heavy suitcases again.
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Lewis N. Clark Manual Luggage Scale
This compact and portable scale is manual, so no need for pesky batteries! This Lewis N. Clark option registers weight up to 80 lbs / 35 kg, and the easy-to-read dial has two hands, one which records the weight of the bag. It won’t be as accurate as the digital scales we have featured, but it will give you a close enough reading. At only 6.4 ounces, it won’t take up valuable packing room.
The comfort grip handle makes weighing your bags simple and this one also has a built in tape measure to measure if your bag conforms to airline regulations.
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BAGAIL Digital Luggage Weighing Scale
This option from BAGAIL is simple to use and fits easily into your suitcase or carry on. With an easy-to-read LED screen, this scale can weigh in both pounds and kilograms, with a maximum weight of 110 lbs / 50 kgs.
It has a great function that causes the display to turn red if your baggage is over the set limit. One user review says, “This is my savior. Weighs the luggage accurately. Small and I carry it with me in the same luggage to weigh when coming back. Happy, Safe and SMART traveling.”
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Camry 110lbs Luggage Scale
The Camry scale is small and convenient for travelers. With a rubber handle, it gives a comfortable grip when using the scale to weigh your luggage. Registering weight up to 110 lbs / 50 kg, its range is one of the biggest on the market. Its tare function also allows you to weigh a suitcase, and then reset to weigh the contents separately. It also has a handy room temperature display feature too!
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Travelon Luggage Scale – Stop & Lock
The Stop-N-Lock Scale allows for a simple, affordable solution to eliminate hefty overweight luggage fees. This user-friendly option has a patented stop and locking feature. Two hands track the weight of the bag and the second-hand stops and locks at that weight so you can set the suitcase down to read the dial.
The large hook holds suitcases easily. It also includes a tape measure to also ensure bags are not oversized.
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Balanzza Ergonomic Suitcase Weighing Scales
The Balanzza claims to be a step forward in digital scale design. With no handle, the scale itself is the grip. It is horizontally positioned instead of vertically, giving you a natural way to lift heavy objects. The memory function means that you can set your case down before reading the weight, avoiding awkward bending with a heavy bag in tow.
Its ergonomic shape lets you lift bags easily and a heavy-duty hook with canvas belt loop promises to hold your luggage tight. It weighs bags up to 44 kg / 100 lbs.
Whilst it isn’t as small and light as some of the other available choices (it weighs in at 7 ounces), our readers still agree that this is a long-lasting investment piece that has stayed with them through many a vacation. One reader shares, “I have one I purchased from a brand called Balanzza. Have had mine for several years and it’s accurate and runs on 2 AAA batteries” Whilst another agrees, ”I have had mine for 12 years. I’ve tried to replace it to take on the road with smaller and lighter ones, but they’ve never lasted. Agree, very accurate.”
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Samsonite Electronic Luggage Scale
Samsonite is a well recognized and respected brand when it comes to suitcases and travel accessories. This compact and portable luggage weight scale registers up to 80 lbs and weighs in both pounds and kilograms. The comfort-grip handle and adjustable strap make weighing simple and comfortable.
We also love that this option has a built-in tape measure to ensure that your bag is not oversize. It is slightly more pricey than the other options though.
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Travel Smart Conair Luggage Scale
This Travel Smart luggage scale is a slim and small option that still packs a large punch! It has an 80 lb / 35 kg weight capacity, and its eye-catching blue design means it is easy to see, so there’s no chance of leaving it behind in a messy hotel room.
It displays in both kg and lb and this bad boy beeps when you go over your set limit. At only 4.8 ounces – you can keep it in your suitcase for every trip.
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Best Portable Luggage Scale Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Tarriss Digital Luggage Weigher||“I have this one and love it.” We can see why!||Check Price|
|Lewis N. Clark Luggage Scale||This compact and portable scale is manual, so no need for pesky batteries! This Lewis N. Clark option registers weight up to 80 lbs / 35 kg, and the easy-to-read dial has two hands, one which records the weight of the bag.||Check Price|
|BAGAIL Digital Luggage Scale||“This is my savior. Weighs the luggage accurately. Small and I carry it with me in the same luggage to weigh when coming back. Happy, Safe and SMART traveling.”||Check Price|
|Camry Luggage Scale||Its tare function also allows you to weigh a suitcase, and then reset to weigh the contents separately.||Check Price|
|Etekcity Travel Weight Scales||“My husband of 26 years says it’s one of his most fav gifts from me.”||Check Price|
|Travelon Luggage Scale||The large hook holds suitcases easily. It also includes a tape measure to also ensure bags are not oversized.||Check Price|
|Balanzza Travel Baggage Scale||Its ergonomic shape lets you lift bags easily and a heavy duty hook with canvas belt loop promises to hold your luggage tight. It weighs bags up to 44 kg / 100 lbs.||Check Price|
|Samsonite Digital Luggage Scale||The comfort-grip handle and adjustable strap make weighing simple and comfortable.||Check Price|
|Travel Smart Compact Luggage Scale||It displays in both kg and lb and this bad boy beeps when you go over your set limit. At only 4.8 ounces - you can keep it in your suitcase for every trip.||Check Price|
Digital or Manual Luggage Scale?
Technology has improved rapidly over the past few years, so we think that a digital scale will be the best product you need. Although the only flaw in a digital model, compared with a manual scale is that it may run out of batteries. But the longlife batteries included in the models we have reviewed have proven to last for a number of years and trips!
Digital scales tend to be smaller and more lightweight, meaning it is easy to include on a packing list. Even if you are traveling carry on only, a compact digital option makes the perfect hand luggage scale.
What do you think are the best luggage scales? Share the one you use below!
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