This table is not super lightweight and I, as a 71 year old woman, had a little bit of difficulty putting it up by myself at first. Then, I discovered the handle, which is vinyl and heavy fabric. When you first take the table out of the box, the handle is hidden inside the folded table. Once I opened the table and found the handle, the table was very easy to lift and manipulate. The table is super sturdy and should hold quite a lot of weight. The only thing I don't like is that once folded out, the middle seam is not completely flat, or perhaps one side of the table is just a tiny bit higher than the other side. Anything placed right on the seam will wobble just a little (like my computer keyboard) but I just move things a bit to the right or left and it works fine.) I just like the fact that the table is attractive for the type of table it is (I got the black finish), is very sturdy, nice and long, and yet folds up nicely to go under my bed when not needed. I will have many uses for this table including cutting out sewing patterns, quilting, and sewing, art projects and as a spare dining table and extra computer desk as well. So it's ALL GOOD and I would definitely recommend this item.