Are you one of those people who always overpack and are always over the luggage weight limit? If so, you need to get yourself a luggage scale. While a suitcase scale won’t help you cut down on your holiday clothes, it could help you avoid those hefty baggage fees at the airport. And, let’s face it, no one wants to start their vacation off with extra bag charges.
Luckily, you can avoid the shame and embarrassment of reorganising your case in front of the never-ending queue of people with planes to catch if you make the wise decision to invest in one of the best luggage scales in 2022. We’ve rounded up our top picks of the very best luggage weight scales, including digital luggage scales and manual options. Read on to keep to the weight limit on your next trip!
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What to look for when choosing suitcase scales
- Weight and size – when you’re trying to reduce the weight of your luggage, it’s not use opting for a super heavy and chunky luggage scale that’s going to push you over the edge. Instead, make sure you choose a suitcase scale with a small, compact and lightweight design to ensure it is portable and easy to sneak into your bag without noticing.
- Easy to read – it’s also important to actually be able to read the weight on your luggage scale, so a clear display is a must.
- Maximum weight – before buying a suitcase scale, make sure you check how much weight they can take. Most luggage scales have the capacity to hold up to 50kg, while some even have alarms to alert you when it’s too heavy for the scale to measure.
The best luggage weighing scales 2022
Tiny and lightweight, you’d never have thought this 94g luggage scale could weigh up to 50kg – but it can! A must-have for anyone heading to the airport, this Beurer suitcase scale is not only super handy, compact and accurate, but it’s also eco-friendly, being rechargeable and battery-free which means there’s no electricity-sapping charging involved or toxic batteries to dispose of. It also means it will never run out of juice
This luggage weight scale is also incredibly easy to use. Simply wrap the strong strap around your suitcase’s handle and lift off the ground. When the clear LED display reads “HOLD”, lower the case back down – the weight displayed on the screen is the weight of your suitcase. And, when it comes to charging up this luggage scale, simply press the green button on the end a few times and it will automatically turn on. If you want to change the weight units, change between kgs and lbs by holding the unit button down for two seconds.
As one of the cheapest luggage scales on the UK market, it’s a great option for anyone on a budget – and we’d definitely say it’s worth the money. It can measure up to 50kg and is super easy to use – simply wrap the strap around your suitcase handle, lift and the useful automatic hold function will display the weight for 120 seconds without you having to press a single button. Then, after two minutes, the Etekcity suitcase scale features an automatic switch-off function to save energy and ensure the batteries last as long as possible.
This digital luggage scale has a light and streamlined design, making it compact enough to slide into any suitcase. It also features a handy function that displays room temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, while allowing you to switch between pounds and kilograms at the push of a single button. We think this is one of the best digital luggage scales out there, especially for the price. And, if you don’t believe us – not only is it ranked Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller in Luggage Scales, but it also has 5-star ratings from over 28,000 Amazon shoppers.
Reasonably priced, super-accurate and pocket-size, the Freetoo digital luggage scale is an all-rounder when it comes to weighing suitcases. Available in red, black or silver, this suitcase scale features a sleek, portable design that makes it perfect for fitting in any size luggage. Despite being so small and nifty, the Freetoo luggage scale has the capacity to weight up to 50kg, and provides an easy-to-read display with a whopping four different weight units, including kilos, grams, pounds and ounces.
Like some of the other best luggage scales on this list, the Freetoo digital scale has an automatic shut-off function which helps preserve the life of the batteries. Meanwhile, the LCD display is back-lit, making it perfect for use in lower-light conditions. And, accurate to within 0.01kg, there’s no way that you’ll be over the weight limit when you get to the check-in desk.
A slightly more old-school, retro option compared to the other suitcase scales on the list, this Samsonite manual luggage scale works in much the same way and can be just as accurate as a digital scale. To use, simply hang your case from the large hook and read the weight off the analogue display. This can be a little trickier to read compared to digital scale displays that have a ‘hold’ function, but should be just as accurate as long as you’re quick.
This manual suitcase scale can register up to 32kg – so slightly less than a digital luggage scale – but doesn’t require any batteries and will never run out of charge. Super-lightweight and pretty compact, you can easily fit it in your case without it costing you any more weight, allowing you to take it with you wherever you go. Overall, for a small and inexpensive luggage scale, the Samsonite packs a punch – weighing your luggage has never been easier.
As with all other digital luggage scales featured in this list of the very best, this Tarris Jetsetter suitcase scale can weigh up to 50kg – more than enough for the average bag. The accuracy is also impressively high, with a precision rate of 0.2lb/0.1kgs. Meanwhile, the streamlined silhouette presents a stylish look and a compact design that can easily be popped in your suitcase’s pocket. Much more modern than the above Samsonite analogue luggage scale, this digital scale features a metal surface, rounded edges and an eggshell hue so you can weigh your case in style.
The LCD screen couldn’t be easier to read and features an auto-lock feature to ensure you have time to read the display. The Jetsetter luggage scale doesn’t need a battery, making life easier on the move, and it also features an auto shut-off function to preserve battery life. With the ability to weigh in three different metrics, including kilos, pounds and stones, this suitcase scale can be used all across the world.