It's compact, it's reasonably powerful, and it gets the job done. I didn't buy this iron for traveling around the world, rather, I keep it for my dorm room. I don't use it that often, but it's great when I need it. I would say the pros are that despite being a smaller size, it can still do a great ironing job. I know that sometimes products will lose the most important feature once it's made into a travel edition. This has been good with interview clothes...haven't tried it on jeans or thicker fabrics though. It's also very easy to figure out--user friendly. It also fits anywhere and is pretty light weight! The cons...hmm the only thing I can think of is that it kinda steams a lot when ironing. Other than that, I can't give a fair critique, because I don't use it for its many uses. Hope this helps!