This is the smaller brother of this stand and I got it specifically for travel. Sure, I already have a very compact stand as well but that one won’t hold much weight at all. This stand is definitely sturdier than that so it can hold a bit of weight, though I wouldn’t put too much strain on it. My big octabox feels very wobbly on top of it but it’s ok as long as someone holds the stand.
If you’re traveling with nothing bigger than a regular suitcase, this stand is about as big as you can hope to cram in there. For the price and size you get reasonable support for your light but I wouldn’t recommend it for heavier studio duty.