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This page covers the Standalone version of DayZ. For information on the Mod see Mod:Backpack

Backpacks are equippable items that can be used to expand the survivor's carrying capacity. Survivors with backpack can carry more supplies and weapons, thus greatly improving chances of survival. Few backpacks can be crafted, but most have to be looted across Chernarus.

When equipped a backpack provide extra inventory slots in addition to the player's main inventory and Clothing slots. In order to use a backpack, the player must swap items from their Inventory into their backpack. Items located in a backpack cannot be used immediately and must first be swapped back into their inventory.

There are several types of Backpack of varying size, the smaller of these have 8 Slots and the largest have 35 Slots. Large backpacks are necessary to carry extra primary weapon or other large sized items. As with other inventory slot, backpack slot will hold stacks of items (e.g. 40 bullets), but by Backpacks themselves do not stack i.e. you can't wear more than one backpack in any given time.

Backpacks also have damage states and due to this property, it and all items inside may also be damaged. Damage states however, do not affect the container's ability to store items.

List of available Backpacks[edit]

Sorted by smallest to biggest capacity, reading left-right.

Comparison Table[edit]

Backpack Capacity
Smersh Backpack 8 Slots (4x2)
Child Briefcase 12 Slots (4x3)
Improvised Courier Bag 12 Slots (3x4)
Leather Courier Bag 16 Slots (4x4)
Improvised Backpack 20 Slots (4x5)
Leather sack 20 Slots (4x5)
Improvised Leather Backpack 25 Slots (5x5)
Taloon Backpack 25 Slots (5x5)
Hunting Backpack 30 Slots (5x6)
Mountain Backpack 35 Slots (5x7)