Amazon's bestselling luggage scale is a must-have for frequent flyers - and it's only $10

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If you’ve ever made a mad dash through the airport checkout line only to find out your suitcase is overweight, you’ll know the stress that comes along with quickly having to pack and unpack your belongings in an attempt to avoid overweight fees.

Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this common travel dilemma, and it will only set you back $10. The Portable Digital Luggage Weight Scale by AmazonBasics is an affordable and lightweight option to keep on hand and know for sure that your luggage is at the right weight.

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Most airlines have a weight limit of between 50 to 70 lbs (23 to 32 kgs) per piece of baggage, and this scale is able to accurately measure weights up to 110 lbs (50 kgs) with ease. Its compact size also means that you can bring this scale with you for your travels without taking up valuable packing space.

“I recently used this while packing for my trip. My parents also borrowed it for their short trip the other day and we are all loving the product,” shared one reviewer. “It’s super easy to use and the small digital screen gives a clear reading of the weight. I was also able to put my cat in her carrier and weigh her as well.”

It’s important to note that while this scale is meant to be a handheld device, it may be challenging to use if you have issues lifting heavy objects for an extended amount of time. The scale takes some time to finish its reading, as one four-star reviewer shared.

“This is a good device,” they wrote. “The only reason why I am not giving it 5 stars is because you have to keep holding your heavy luggage for several seconds till it locks the weight…At times I had to hold my 23-kg bag for over 5 seconds for the weight to lock.”

This battery-operated scale is a definite must-have for frequent flyers, and the 2,600 reviews from satisfied Amazon shoppers agree.

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