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After planning, paying, and packing for your upcoming vacation, the last thing you want to face is an unpleasant surprise at the airport. Nothing ruins vacation excitement like getting slammed with an overweight luggage fee at check-in. Beyond the added fee, it may derail any shopping plans and make you doubt whether or not you can bring home souvenirs from your time away. While your home bathroom scales might only be slightly off, it can’t come on vacation with you. A better solution? A luggage scale. Compact and portable, they make weighing bags at home an easier task, can go with you anywhere, and provide added peace of mind. I tested out a handful of luggage scales to see which of these new travel staples are the best. Read on for full reviews of my favorites.
How I tested:
With each scale I filled a carry-on and checked bag up as if I were going on a summer trip. My packing list included blue jeans, sneakers, and swimsuits, and of all my electronics and various chargers. I weighed both bags and came to a 15 pound carry-on as well as a 55 pound checked bag. I tested each scale for accuracy, ease of use, and portability. After conducting a few trials, I’ve reviewed six of the best luggage scales to ensure that more of your money is going towards the best parts of travel, and not overage fees.
Luggage scales I recommend:
The final verdict:
After testing out these scales, I would recommend travelers buy the Longang Digital Hanging luggage scale. It’s portable, incredibly accurate, and easy to use. The definitive feature that promoted it to the top spot was the lit LCD screen that made it easier to see the weight.