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I own a Lincoln Electric 175 TIG unit and they are huge. Some of the new inverter based gear is smaller, but I can't think of a single reason to travel with a welder, unless that's your profession.
In truth, I dropped $1400 on my TIG and can't imagine a larger waste of cash. I've done some fun projects, but a MIG at half the price would have been a better purchase.
If you really needed something, a little portable brazing outfit would probably do you better.