I have the large and use it as a cooking platform, food prep, and card table. It is fairly rigid, and slides into my backpack flat and doesn't take up any room at all. I would call this pretty light cutting board, I don't know what these other guys are looking for weight wise. The small one is very small, I think they could actually use a medium sized one. But you could always buy a large and cut it down a bit, at only $5 you can do what ever you want to these things. I would recommend this to any one that needs a good backpacking cutting board.