Rated 2 out of 5 by AnnieNYC Unreliable performance
I bought this last year hoping for a good scale to weigh luggage for travel, and the first time I used it, it worked fine. However, several months later it gave very capricious readings. I stored it carefully, having read about issues with the battery so I am not sure what that issue is. I needed it again several weeks ago, and it did even worse... It now does not "hold" the reading at all, so there is no way to know exactly how much something weighs (no beep. No display of the weight for a few seconds so I can read it after I weighed the item). It now also does not let me change the measurements.
The only good thing is that this being LLBeans. I trust that they will either exchange this to a better performing item. Or refund my money so I can get a scale elsewhere. My hope is that it is just a defective piece, rather than representative of how this item performs.
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OwlLady Avoid last minute luggage weight surprises
A friend recommended we buy this convenient scale before traveling overseas on an airline that allows only 44 pounds of stowed luggage and 11 pounds of carry-on per person. It's easier to decide what to leave out when you're at home than when you are in the middle of an airport! Love the L. L. Bean quality.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by floridatreasure luggage scale
best scale ever as you just lift wait for the beep and set the luggage down. this scale will hold the weight for several seconds and has an automatic shut off to save battery power. love it!!
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tivoli great for frequent traveler
Purchased this for my grandson for Christmas - at his request. He'll be going off to college soon and he expects to 'really need' these scales. An older friend has one and recommended it to him.
December 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by NewHampsireShopper Mini Luggage Scale
This is my second Balanzza mini scale so hopefully it won't konk out too. Can't figure out how to open the battery compartment , , , what kind of tool is needed? Want to slide the battery saver back in but it's very difficult.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deserounus Luggage Scale
This is compact as compared to a previous scale I bought 5 years ago from Bean. And a better design as the last one had a light and the battery cover disfigured when opening with any type of coin. I'm looking forward to it taking up less space in my luggage!
September 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by pcsqueen Excellent - But with One Significant Flaw
After owning a different Bean luggage scale that was terrible (and was returned), I was quite happy to see this one introduced into the lineup.
It does what it's supposed to do - accurately weighs luggage - and nothing more - no flashlights, alarm clocks, or other complications. It's small, therefore perfect for stashing anywhere.
Then, you ask, what's the significant flaw???
The nylon drawstring bag which comes with the scale is inadequate protection. If it's not stored, alone, in a firm box or case, items that press against will turn it on, depleting the battery.
My husband and I found that out two days ago while packing to come home from vacation. We knew we were at the airline's weight limit, so wanted to be sure that we'd distributed our stuff properly. Imagine our frustration when, shortly before having to check out of our hotel, my husband had to run around a small Finnish town looking for replacement batteries!
The situation was further complicated by the need to remove the teeny-tiny screws that attach the battery cover to the handle; they're not only miniscule, but are not located on the surface of the plastic. Instead, they're set in about 2 millimeters, which necessitates using an equally teeny-tiny screwdriver to remove them. (See photo #1)
Fortunately, my husband was able to find a shop which carried replacement batteries AND the proper tool, we made weight, and got to the airport on time.
As soon as I began unpacking, I found an old hard-shell sunglass case in which the scale will now live. It's not perfect because the hook doesn't fit in the case, but I can zip it almost closed around the actual scale, shove everything into the original Bean storage bag, and know that I won't be faced with a dead battery the next time I use it. (See photo #2)
I guess I should also go get extra batteries and the proper screwdriver, too!
Unless Bean changes the scale's storage, if you purchase it, you should consider something similar.
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by den150 luggage scale
easy to operate and accurate great when flying and for fishing.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SlinkyIS Works GREAT!!
Bought this as I want to know how much my luggage weighs BEFORE arriving at the counter... Works great!!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jchandler4 Works Like a Charm
This is way better than trying to hold my suitcase in my arms while I weigh myself on the bathroom scales. Simple and easy.
January 1, 2014