It’s quite common to use items on a regular basis that weigh less than 1 pound. Knowing the weight of these items can be very helpful in everyday life. Not only is it helpful, but it’s educational and interesting to know.
If you are trying to pack a bag with something that is less than 1 pound, it would be helpful to know some other items that are the same weight to refer to and identify with.
If you knew that 4 average sized bananas weigh 1 pound, this will give you an idea of how much you can pack to achieve the same weight.
Here is a list of 9 common items that all weigh less than 1 pound.
- 3 apples
- 11 oz ceramic coffee mug
- 1 sneaker or running shoe
- 1 cup of butter
- 2 rolls of quarters
- Indoor volleyball
- Paperback book
- Golf club – 3 Iron
- 4 Bananas
Did you know? 1 pound is equal to 0.453592 kilograms or 16 ounces.
#1. 3 Apples
Apples can come in different types and sizes and it would be impossible to know the exact weight of every single apple. But on average, a normal-sized granny smith apple will weigh around 0.33 pounds or 5.28 ounces each. So 3 of these apples together would weigh under 1 pound total. A small bag of apples will weigh close to 3 pounds.
#2. 1 oz ceramic coffee mug
An 11 ounce ceramic coffee mug is considered to be the most common size used for coffee drinkers. Actually as I type this, I am drinking coffee out of one. The great thing about a mug this size is they are very light and comfortable to use. It also holds just about the right amount of coffee for most people. It’s common for these mugs to weigh 1 pound or slightly under.
#3. 1 Sneaker
Yes it’s true that an averaged size sneaker weighs less than 1 pound. An average sized running shoe for men(size 8-9) will weigh around 400 grams or 14 ounces. This is equal to 0.88 pounds. Most good quality running shoes today are designed with materials that are very light weight. Most people want lightweight sneakers for walking, running, hiking, etc. The next time that you are shopping for new running shoes, remember that each one will most likely weigh under 1 pound.
#4. 1 Cup of butter
When cooking it’s common to use measuring cups to determine the proper amount of a certain item to use. A 1 cup measuring cup is useful for most recipes and if you were to measure out 1 cup of butter it would weigh around 227 grams or 0.5 pounds. This would be equal to using 2 sticks of butter or a half-pound.
#5. 2 rolls of quarters
There are 40 quarters in each roll which will equal $10. Each quarter will have a weight of 5.670 grams. 40 x 5.670 = 226.8 grams or 0.50 pounds per roll. 2 Rolls of quarters equals 453.6 grams or 1 pound.
#6. Indoor volleyball
Volleyball is a popular sport and can be played not only indoors but on the beach and grass as well. It is one of the older sports that was introduced to the world in 1895. Just in case you are wondering if there is a difference between an outdoor volleyball and an indoor one, the answer is yes. The outdoor volleyballs are slightly heavier and hand-stitched where the indoor volleyballs are molded with each panel glued to the inner lining. The standard weight of an indoor volleyball is 9.5 ounces or just under 0.6 pounds.
#7. Paperback book
A standard paperback book that has around 275-300 pages, will weigh between 14-15 ounces or 0.875 pounds. This number can vary as not all books will be the same size, page quantity, etc. An average paperback novel will have the dimensions of 6×9 inches and weigh just under 1 pound.
#8. 3 Iron golf club
Anyone who plays golf will know that not all clubs are the same size or weight. They can vary quite a bit. The iron golf clubs will all be different weights and the 3 iron is generally the lightest with the 9 iron being the heaviest. The 3 iron golf club weighs around 390-400 grams or close to 0.86 pounds. The 9 iron golf club weighs around 440 grams or 0.97 pounds.
#9. 4 bananas
It can be very helpful to know that 4 bananas weigh around 1 pound. Each banana will weigh 0.25 pounds or 4 ounces. Bananas are a common fruit that many households have and are easy to reference for weight.