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how much do clothes weigh?


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ok...so I jumped on the scale today for the first time in months.

but here is the kicker...I was fully clothed - flats, jeans, winter coat, tank top and cotton long sleeve shirt.

So how much do you think I can subtract for my clothes?  3 lbs? 5lbs?
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It depends on the kind of clothes and the thickness of the fabric, and also the size that you wear. To really see how much they weighed weigh yourself with them on, then weigh yourself with them off right after and find the difference.
Original Post by dcgirl:

ok...so I jumped on the scale today for the first time in months.

but here is the kicker...I was fully clothed - flats, jeans, winter coat, tank top and cotton long sleeve shirt.

So how much do you think I can subtract for my clothes? 3 lbs? 5lbs?

 Based on the clothing you listed I'd say 3-5 pounds is reasonable. If it's a real winter coat and not just a light jacket or something then it's probably 5.

The only way to be sure is jump on the scale with all of those clothes on. Then take them off. Jump on the scale again. The difference is the weight of your clothes.

Of course ... if you're at a public scale (e.g. at the grocery store), I don't suggest you get buck naked there just to find out the weight of your clothes! :P

I think 3 lbs is reasonable.  Unless I'm wearing work-type boots, I don't usually find my clothes are much more than that (but then, I wear a down coat, not a heavy, heavy one).

Heck, my glasses can weigh .2 ... the weight of clothes (especially shoes) could really add up!

=^..^= MOLLY

 I had to laugh saw this post because my wife weighed herself the other day (fully clothed) and was aghast at her weight. I said take off your clothes and see how much of a difference it makes. I guessed 8-10 pounds. She was wearing a long sleeve shirt, bra, yoga pants, undies and socks. After removing said clothing, she was 8 pounds lighter.

I would guess that you might be able to shed 12 or so pounds depending on the weight of the jacket etc. 

No.  No way her clothes were 8lbs.  She must have stepped on the scale differently, centered differently.  Usually my clothes (pants/shoes (size 14)/t-shirt, undershirt) weight about 2-3lbs.
Yeah my clothes weigh about 3 lbs unless it's summer then about 2
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