6 Best Luggage Scales 2020

There’s either two things a luggage scale will tell you:

  • Your bags are just fine. No extra fee to pay.
  • You packed too much and now you will have to pay the price.

Either way, you need to know!

We were curious to know what’s out there these days when it comes to luggage scales (one word: digital) and decided to highlight our findings for you below

Want to know which is the best luggage scale? Scroll on down and find out!

Before You Choose

Before selecting a luggage scale, here are a few things to watch out for:

  • What It Measures In. Only pounds, only kilos or both pounds and kilos? While most of them are designed with both, it never hurts to double check.
  • Weight Capacity. Find out the weight limit it can hold.

You’ll notice that we didn’t include any manual luggage scales since they just can’t compare to the digital ones. Those usually hold up to 75-80 pounds.

  • Cheap Ones Break. We know it’s nice to save as much as you can, but for these kinds of items, cheaper = lower quality.

They’re easier to break (i.e. getting squished by heavy objects in your bag) and not as reliable when it comes to measuring accuracy.

Spend the 10 extra dollars if you have to because if you’re a frequent flier, all of these little things make a huge difference!

Top 6 Luggage Scales Comparison

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Get Some Batteries

So, the last thing you want is to travel to the other side of the globe with a luggage scale that is dead as a doornail once you have everything packed and you need to know how much your bag ways.

Batteries take up less space than your dental floss, a pack of gum and probably a quarter, which means you definitely have room for a spare battery or two in your bag!

No Hook

Hooks are better left on the end of a fishing pole.

We highly recommend that you get a scale with a strap because it is so easy for the luggage to slip right off the hook and fall on your toe (not much fun when you’re wearing sandals or flip-flops).

The strap allows you to insert it under the handle and then secure both ends of the scale before you lift, preventing it from slipping (see image below).

Top 3 Best Luggage Scale Reviews

1. Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

If you want a precise scale that won’t let you down when you arrive at the baggage counter, then Tarriss Jetsetter is definitely the best luggage scale for you. It is accurate to 0.2 pounds/ 0.1 kg and we liked the clean and simple digital display that’s easy to read. It also has a tare feature so you can reset it to zero when needed.

We like that it’s made of stainless steel (durable) and it is definitely dependable. The perfect little tool for those of you who travel a lot!

Weight Capacity: 110 pounds / 50 kg

2. Camry 110 Lbs Luggage Scale

This is a budget-friendly travel scale for those of you who don’t want to spend as much on one. If you don’t travel often, then it will serve you well.

It’s comfortable to pick up and hold and we liked that it didn’t slide around on us as we tested it out (the rubber painted handle helps with this). Accuracy is decent but not as close as the Tarriss was.

This will give you a very close reading to what your bag actually weighs.

Weight Capacity: 110 pounds / 50 kg

3. EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale

Why this is called EatSmart, we have no idea, but as a luggage scale, it sure works great!

Unlike the other scales, this has a handle that really gives you a secure grip as you lift the bag (especially if it’s heavy). You can use it with one hands or two.

The backlit LCD display makes it easy to see in the dark without having to hold your phone up as a flashlight so you can see and we like that the strap you secure to the luggage handle snaps closed rather than hooking.

Be careful when you pack it because since the On/Off button is push-style rather than a slider, it might accidentally turn on inside your bag if it presses up against something hard (this would run the battery down).

Other than that, this is an excellent scale in the mid-price range!

Weight Capacity: 110 pounds / 50 kg