It's happened to most of us at one time or another - you pack a suitcase before going on a trip, only to find that it's over the airline's weight restriction. Surely there has to be a better way than lifting that heavy suitcase back and forth to your bathroom scales, right?
British company Expert Verdict is now selling a clever solution on their website. This self-weighing suitcase has an LCD display just underneath the handle that will tell you exactly how much the contents weigh. It has options to show the weight in kilograms, pounds, and even ounces according to your preference. All you have to do when you want to weight your load is press the button and pick up the suitcase by the handle then read the number that outputs on the LCD screen.
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The suitcase has a durable 600 denier polyester exterior and the interior is lined throughout. It has an expandable top as well as three internal and three external compartments. It also includes a handy hidden name identification plate, an indispensable feature for those inevitable luggage pick-up arguments. The body measures 25.5 inches tall by 15.75 inches deep, which is a decent amount of space for the average traveler. The included carry-on measures in at 12 x 10 x 7 inches.
Given all the recent changes that airlines are making to their luggage regulations, it would certainly pay to have and handy piece of kit like this to help you stay one step ahead. And at just over $100 (or £69.95) this suitcase is quite affordable. It's available for purchase via the Expert Verdict website, but at the time of writing the company does not ship outside of the UK.
For travelers in search of a similar solution that can work with your current luggage, check out the equally useful 'Weigh to go' handle scale that we featured here earlier this year.
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