Heward’s Handy Haversack


Something’s up with D&D’s storage items. Let’s unpack it.

The Bag of Holding Baseline

The most common magical storage option is the trusty Bag of Holding, an uncommon item that can hold much more than its outside might otherwise indicate.

A rarer option is Heward’s Handy Haversack, a rare item that functions as a backpack, with one main pouch and two side pouches. It’s also larger inside than out.

How do they stack up?

Heward’s Handy Haversack is is ⅓ the weight, but the Bag of Holding holds 4x more weight and 5x more volume (without splitting the area into smaller dimensions).

If Bag of Holding is better pound-for-pound, why is Heward’s Handy Haversack more rare?

Clues lie in differences in the text.

The Difference

“Placing an object in the haversack follows the normal rules for interacting with objects. Retrieving an item from the haversack requires you to use an…

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