I’m pretty sure many of you travelers out there have had to deal with the rising costs of overweight baggage  And some of you are unfamiliar with the way airlines charge according to how heavy your luggage is. Most airlines have a weight limit of 50 lbs., and if you exceed that weight, you WILL incur additional fees. Depending on the weight of the bag, most airlines charge an extra $100 to $200 per bag. So what I have decided to do is give you all a breakdown on the various luggage scales that we offer that CAN and WILL help you plan ahead when packing your luggage for that next trip.


Lewis & Clark Digital Luggage Scale


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This new product by Lewis N Clark is a great scale because of its simplicity. All you have to do is lift your luggage, wait for the beep, set it down and read the weight. With the contoured grip handle and durable strap, it can weigh up to 100 pounds. It also has a large digital display for an easy readout. Unlike most electronic devices, this scale comes with two CR2032 button cell batteries so the scale can be used as soon as you open the package. You can find it at Luggagebase.com for $22.00.


Samsonite Electronic Luggage Scale


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Samsonite has a digital scale out on the market that is very similar to the Lewis N Clark model. However there are some variations to it that make it different. It works in the same manner by connecting it to your luggage and lifting it up. The readout then will tell you the weight. It has a comfort grip handle and the strap is adjustable so users of different heights can use it comfortably. It is compact and portable with a capacity of 80 pounds. This scale also comes with two CR2032 button cell batteries so it is ready to use right out of the package. This scale can be found at Luggagebase.com for $16.97.


Balanzza Mini Digital Luggage Scale


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The Balanzza Mini scale is considered the smallest and lightest luggage scale available on the market. It has the same functionality as the other two scales in which you connect it to your luggage, lift, wait for the beep, and read the weight. The strap is strong because this scale has a capacity of 111 pounds (44 Kg). Yes, that’s right, it can read the weight in pounds and kilograms! This scale has a hold function as well so you can read the weight of your luggage before placing back on the floor. It also comes with two CR2032 button cell batteries. This lightweight, compact scale can be purchased at Luggagebase.com for $23.90.


Travelon Digital Micro Scale


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The Travelon Micro scale is the same type of scale as the ones above, but it also has some unique features. This scale is one of the lightest ones in its class, but it is known for giving the fastest readings. It will tell you the weight of a bag within 2-3 seconds! The scale uses a strong metal hook instead of a strap to weigh out your luggage with a capacity of 110 lbs or 50 kg. When it locks into your weight reading, a red light comes on to notify you that it is done weighing out the luggage. If you forget to turn off the scale, no worries. It has an auto shut-off feature which turns off the scale after 60 seconds of inactivity. This scale also comes with two CR2032 button cell batteries. This scale can be purchased at Luggagebase.com for $23.90.


Samsonite Manual Luggage Scale


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Samsonite has produced a manual luggage scale for those who do not want to deal with battery replacement. This scale is also very easy to use. You connect the strap to your luggage, lift it up, and it reads out the weight. This scale has a capacity of 80 lbs., has a comfort grip handle, and an adjustable strap for users of various heights to use it comfortably. The weight of the scale itself is about a half a pound and made out of a durable plastic. It has a metal attachment for the strap and the strap itself is made out of nylon. This scale can be purchased at Luggagebase,com for only $7.95.


Travelon Stop and Lock Luggage Scale


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This manual scale by Travelon is very easy to use and requires no batteries as well. All you have to do is hang your bag onto the hook and the scale will give you your weight. One neat feature about this scale is that it has an extra needle that stops at the weight of your bag and stays there so you don’t have to hold your bag up longer than needed. It helps to eliminate arm fatigue from how other scales are designed to work. One other great feature that this scale has is a built-in tape measure that extends out to 39″. So with this scale you can weigh and measure out your luggage to make sure it is within the baggage requirements. The scale has a capacity of 75 lbs. and the weight of the scale itself comes in at a little under a pound. You can purchase this light and compact scale at Luggagebase.com for only $9.95.