For reasons that I will not go into here, even though we only have one child we've gone through four different types of pack and plays. The Guava has emerged as a clear winner.
I decided to throw down the 200 dollars on the Guava when we were on our Lake Tahoe trip. Through a friend of a friend, we were able to borrow a pack and play. When picking it up, I was immediately suspicious. No way could a pack and play fit into the small rectangular black case I held in my hand. It was so light I thought perhaps it was just the mattress. No, the friend of a friend assured me, it was all there.
This incredibly designed masterpiece sets up super fast. The other benefit is that it's light and folds up super easily, making it a breeze to move the Guava around the house or outside so that the baby can follow wherever the action is.
We've brought the Guava to the beach, to the lake, to many lawns and fields, and to numerous friend's houses. Typically when we take a trip involving a plane I would call ahead to make sure the hotel supplied a crib. This would prevent us from enduring the burden of lugging around a pack and play; but honestly, the Guava is so compact and light that I will probably start taking it with me in case we decide to go to the park or have a picnic at our destination. It has made traveling with Karina that much easier.