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lateforthesky Apr 12th, 2012 08:55 AM

Which luggage scales?

Does anybody have advice on the most accurate digital luggage scales to buy? I need one that will measure in both metric and imperial. Initial research points towards Balanzza scales as being very good (model?), and the Salter scales also get a good mention. Any experience with these? Thanks in advance,


Dayenu Apr 12th, 2012 02:48 PM

We just put our suitcase on the regular bath scales. If they show under 50 lbs, so will the airport scales.

eliztravels Apr 16th, 2012 07:06 AM

I also use the bathroom scales, but find it works best to weigh myself first, then weigh holding the bag and deduct my weight. Conversion btw metric and imperial is very easy. I find a large suitcase, fully packed, will generally come in under the limit by a few pounds even with some heavy items such as fat books. Worth weighing to make sure, though,as I've seen some very harried travellers having to repack at check in.

lateforthesky Apr 16th, 2012 07:19 AM

Thanks for the tips guys, but I have decided that I'd like luggage scales, as I'll be traveling all over, and won't have access to bathroom scales.

Kind regards

Iowa_Redhead Apr 16th, 2012 08:08 AM

I picked up a small one at Target that works great. It doesn't need to be that accurate, a tenth of a pound is not going to matter one way or the other. Go for a cheap small one and you'll be fine. :)

I think mine shows standard and metric but I wouldn't swear to that. Worst case, simply multiply the kg by 2.2 and you have pounds. I.e. if you have a 15 kg limit, that's 33 pounds.

Honey_Bear Apr 17th, 2012 09:12 AM

You can buy the hanging type both online and in catalogs like TravelSmith, TravelProducts, Magellan's, REI, and the list goes on and on. I haven't personally bought a travel scale because I tend to travel on the light side, but I've ordered other things from TravelSmith, Magellan's and REI dozens of times and their customer service is great so if you don't like the scale you can always return it.

suze Apr 17th, 2012 12:59 PM

I agree. All the online travel catelogs have them (TravelSmith, Magellan's, etc.) I also travel light enough it's nothing I've ever needed myself.

lateforthesky May 3rd, 2012 04:49 AM

Thanks to all for your great tips. I'll check out these sites. Will also have a look at Target :)

Beachnut11 May 3rd, 2012 05:01 PM

We got ours on line $15 ...never travel without it now and never had an issue

Shar May 8th, 2012 02:04 PM

we use one that is digital and pretty accurate. Bought it at a travel/luggage store. Very handy considering the chaarges for over weight luggage.....

denav Jan 14th, 2015 11:48 AM

I bought this one from Amazon. Using it on all my trips currently. It's quite handy & light and seems to be accurate...

denav Jan 14th, 2015 11:49 AM

whoops sorry, didn't notice that this is an ancient topic :-(

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