Light stands, like porridge, come in three sizes; too big, too small, and Goldilocks. Errr...I mean just right.
The too big ones look great in the catalogs and in cavernous studios but you are in real trouble when you try to shift them...and as for trying to get them from one job to another in the hatchback - forget it.
The too little ones look cute and portable but the only thing they ever light up is your knee.Plus they fall over at the touch of a feather.
I should think that three of them could fit into a medium-sized suitcase for air transport.They would be the ideal support structure for speedlights and strobist lighting setups. And as they are Manfrotto, they carry a good warranty and a great deal of red and black Italian style.
The detached centre column also suggests using it as a hand-held light pole.