None of the new machines will equal the true Featherweight. They had all metal parts and are a very simple straight stitch only machine. NO plastic. The new ones are meant to be disposable and have lots of plastic and electronics. There are a number of smaller lighter weight machines from many different companies and would be suitable for travel. I would check out ebay to see what is available for a reasonable price if you don't want to pay for a Featherweight or if you need the zigzag and embellishment stitches.