★★★★ 53 real customer reviews average rating: 4.2 stars
4 Stars By D. Jennings on 2017-09-22
It is doing what I bought it to do.
So far, so good. I actually bought this for what is probably a rather unique purpose. We raise registered cattle and collect birth weights on each calf the day it is born. I have a sling made of carpet samples, some cord, and a couple of rings used as an attachment point. We had been using a mechanical hanging scale, but that required taking a tractor or truck where the scale could be attached free hanging at a point high enough to clear the ground and lifting the calf and sling to place it on it.
With this luggage scale, I can position the sling and then just clip the rings like a handle and pick it up. It can be a struggle to read the changing numbers while holding a 80 pound calf off the ground and away from your body. I wish, like instant read thermometers, this had a display that showed the highest weight recorded between resets. I also wish the "handle" was a little longer on the display side, sometimes I worry it will slip out of my hand on the short side.
Time will tell how durable this unit will be with repeated use on heavier loads, the plastic housing seems to "give" a little when I hook up a big calf. Most weigh in the 70-80 lb range (largest I have done to date with this scale is 88), but occasionally we may approach this scale's stated limit of 50kg (110 lbs).
It is very nice to be able to walk out in field and only carry this light weight instrument and the sling and know I am getting accurate weights, I did use it on a bucket of feed in the barn the day it arrived and the weight recorded for that 30 lb bucket was spot on with what my other scales were reading.
4 Stars By Rlam on 2016-07-08
Very Handy to avoid excess baggage fees
This kind of device is a must have for those who travel by air and at $6.79 during a lightning deal that is a bargain. Even at regular price $7.99 it will save money compare to just one excess baggage fee at the airport that usually starts at $25 and above.
Anyway I have several "candy bar" style electronic scales over the years, this one has all the right stuff: lb/kg interchange, weight reading that locked once the weighing is stabilized, a buckle that you loop around luggage handle (better than a little metal bracket that you wrap around handle and latch onto the metal triangle). Compact and lightweight design.
Putting in batteries (included) the polarities are not apparent. They are actually marked just on the outside of battery compartment (blended into the black background) you just have to look for it.
Reserving one star for long term use as well as actually checking in airport for weight accuracy.
4 Stars By Yass on 2016-09-09
Pretty Good for the Price but Slightly Inaccurate
This scale is a must have in my opinion if you're not looking for precise accuracy. The inaccuracy is only by a few ounces, and it varies depending on how much weight is being lifted with it. So far with all the tests I've done it never gets to half a pound inaccuracy, always less than that. This is why the 4 stars, but overall, I'm very pleased with this scale.
5 Stars By Lance on 2016-08-06
This works great. I have another one just like it. That is why I decided to purchase another so I won't have to loan mine to my wife when she takes a trip. Haha. I recommend leaving it in your suitcase after unpacking so next time it will be there and not his somewhere. The weight was exactly what the airport had on their scales
5 Stars By George Grammick on 2016-08-21
When you are traveling, this should be one of the items you never forget at home, with the increasing cost of baggage this will give you the right weight each time! It uses batteries so no need to keep it charged! We have used it several times and will always keep one handy! Great gift for anyone who travels!
5 Stars By TROGDOR!!!1 on 2016-09-06
Necessary for Allegiant Air frequent fliers
Do you fly on Allegiant Airlines? Do you check a bag? Then you need one of these to save on getting the ole wazoo when you have 40.01 pounds in your suitcase. This is a small enough scale to put in your "free" under the seat bag/purse - until they start charging for those too.
4 Stars By Gregory Fairlamb on 2016-05-22
It works like it's supposed to
This was a free gift add-on for me... It does weigh things rather accurately, it just feels rather fragile... With that said, for the price it's listed for, this item will do what it's intended to do... It's a bit awkward to hold it when your weighing items, it could potentially be a good addition to a tackle box...
5 Stars By Charlie's Angel on 2016-08-04
This is a GREAT little handy scale. I was kind of curious to see how accurate the weight would be. The estimate from my home and the airport was pretty similar so it works with little effort. Glad I purchased.
5 Stars By Jessica Y. on 2016-11-12
Great Product and Great Price
It works great. I hate getting to the airport and I have to move my stuff around. We took it with us on our trip and it made it easy to pack up with all of our souvenirs.
4 Stars By Customer on 2017-08-10
Good to have
Ok...but battery drains super fast