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The eBags Gripscale Digital Luggage Scale

by Matt Rimer

Jan 13, 2015

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Traveling with checked bags can be a pricey experience. While some airlines allow passengers to check the first piece of luggage for free, many do not. Even if a traveler avoids standard checked bag fees by flying first class, they may be charge based on the weight of their bags. Many airlines have weight limits of 50 or 70 pounds, and failure to comply with these guidelines may result in extra baggage fees on top of already high travel costs. Luckily, eBags provides some well-needed relief with their portable luggage scales.


The eBags Gripscale Digital Luggage Scale ($19.99), while only weighing a mere four ounces itself, can weigh bags up to 110 pounds. The scale is made of durable ABS plastic and measures at dimensions of 5.44 inches by 1.25 inches by 1.19 inches. It has a large LCD display and an ergonomic shape built for easy handling. It has useful audible indicators for telling you when the scale is zeroed out and when it has sufficiently measured the weight of the bag, and a 30-second auto shutoff feature. This product has settings for both pounds and kilograms and includes a lifetime warranty. It is available in grey and yellow.


Learn more at eBags.com.



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