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Travelling this summer? This 'easy to use' luggage scale will be an absolute life-saver

Avoid overweight luggage charges with this "accurate" luggage scale that's less than $20.

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Avoid overweight luggage at the airport with a portable suitcase scale. (Photo via Getty Images)

Summer vacations are coming up, and while everyone's travel to-do list looks a little different, there are some simple things you can do to avoid stress ahead of your trip. First, you will want to optimize your carry-on bag, and if you want some tips and tricks, read one of our shopping editors' full rundown.

Second, once your luggage is in order, you will want to ensure a comfortable plane ride, no matter the duration. Think footrests, pillows and eye masks.

Lastly, and arguably most importantly, be sure to avoid overweight luggage. How? Well, to confirm your suitcase is under the 50 lbs/23 kg weight limit, you will need something like this Fosmon Digital LCD Luggage Scale from Amazon Canada — and it's under $20 (definitely a price worth paying).

This luggage scale has a 110-pound weight capacity. 

$17 at Amazon

The Fosmon Digital LCD Luggage Scale features a backlit display and can weigh any suitcase up to 50 kg (110 lbs). It's straightforward and easy to use: The scale simply must be looped around the luggage handle and then lifted. Its lightweight and compact design also allows travellers to easily bring the scale on their trips.

Each luggage scale also comes with a limited lifetime warranty from Fosmon.


This luggage scale boasts a 4.5-star rating from more than 2,100 customer reviews on Amazon Canada, Many shoppers note that the scale's small size and bright display are some of its best qualities.

One reviewer wrote that they bought this scale for travel purposes because their old one broke, and it "turned out really great."

Another customer said they have used the scale for nearly a year.

It's "perfect," the reviewer wrote, adding that it's "easy to use and handle" and "is accurate."

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Fosmon Digital Luggage Scale (Photo via Amazon).

"Can't ask for more," they said.

Another shopper said this digital scale is "great for vacation or moving" and makes it easier to avoid paying for overweight luggage, adding it will "definitely become a part of my carry-on accessories."

While most customers had positive comments to share, others claimed the luggage scale didn't offer a perfect measurement of their suitcase's weight, with readings a couple of pounds off. Some reviewers also mentioned the scale's battery quickly draining, even when it's not powered on.


For anyone who wants to avoid paying overweight luggage fees at the airport, this scale might be a great tool to ease any worries. However, some shoppers noted that the readings might be a couple of pounds off and mentioned that the battery drains quickly.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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