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Inventory slot background Backpack
Crafting Cut Grass ×4 Twigs ×4
Tab Icon Survival
Tier Science Machine
Durability Has no durability
Perk +8 inventory slots
Stacks up to Can't be held in the inventory
DebugSpawn "backpack"

Inventory slot background Piggyback
Crafting Pig Skin ×4 Silk ×6 Rope ×2
Tab Icon Survival
Tier Alchemy Engine
Durability Has no durability
Perk +12 inventory slots, slows move speed by 20%(10% in RoG)
Stacks up to Can't be held in the inventory
DebugSpawn "piggyback"

Krampus' Sack
Inventory slot background Krampus Sack
Durability Has no durability
Perk +14 inventory slots
Dropped by Krampus1%
Stacks up to Can't be held in the inventory
DebugSpawn "krampus_sack"

That's my rucksack.


The Backpack is a Survival Item that serves to expand the character's inventory. It requires 4 Cut Grass, 4 Twigs to craft and Science Machine to prototype. The Backpack itself cannot be placed in inventory or Chest and only one may be equipped at a time.

When a Backpack is created it automatically equips itself in the Chest Slot if it is available. Wearing the Backpack provides 8 additional inventory slots. This item uses the same equipment slot as Armor and Vests, which means wearing one requires sacrificing the benefits of the other.

Although Backpacks cannot be placed in inventory or in Chests, they can be placed on the ground and used for storage. Any item clicked on a Backpack which is on the ground will give the 'Store' option, allowing the pack to be filled without equipping it. 

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Backpack is a flammable item. When set on fire, the Backpack will eventually burn to Ashes, dropping anything it had inside.


The Piggyback is a type of Backpack which requires 4 Pig Skins, 6 Silk, and 2 Ropes to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. It is a larger Backpack which has 12 inventory slots but reduces walking speed by 20% while equipped. It has 4 more slots than a Backpack, but 2 fewer slots than the Krampus Sack. It cannot be placed in the inventory or in Chests.

As of the Reign of Giants update, "A Feet of Strength", the Piggyback and its contents are waterproof and will not cause sanity drain while equipped. The Piggyback does not give the player any rain resistance, and using it in conjunction with an Umbrella will not protect the rest of the player's items from wetness. The movement speed penalty was also reduced from -20% to -10% in this update. Used with the Walking Cane, the penalty is negated and the player's speed increased to 115%.

Krampus SackEdit

The Krampus Sack is a wearable storage item, like the Backpack. It is an extremely rare drop from Krampus, with only 1% of drop chance. It has 14 inventory slots, which is 6 more than a Backpack and 2 more than a Piggyback. It cannot be placed in the player's inventory or in Chests, and it can't be lit on fire.

Even though the importance of only two extra slots may be minimal, the Krampus Sack doesn't slow the player down like the Piggyback does, so it is better in every way. However, with a lowly 1% drop rate and a significant time investment to spawn a Krampus, it should be said that during any given game it's possible that the player might spend more time trying to get the item than would be saved by not walking slower with the Piggyback. It may be better to ultimately treat the Krampus Sack as an unexpected bonus and/or something to only strive for in one's spare time.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Backpack was added in the The Birds and the Bees & Dogs That Want to Kill You update.
  • The Piggyback was added in the Doorway to Adventure update.
  • The Krampus Sack was added in the Naughty and Nice update. Before the Underground update, the Krampus Sack didn't appear as an icon on the map.
  • When Krampus wears the Krampus Sack, there are no chains surrounding the Sack, whilst the item obtained from killing Krampus has two chains draped across it. When worn, a faint jingling sound from the chains can be heard while the player is moving.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

  • Wilson wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Willow wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Wolfgang wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Wendy wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • WX-78 wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Wickerbottom wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Woodie wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Wes wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Maxwell wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Wigfrid wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Webber wearing a Krampus Sack.
  • Wilson wearing a Piggyback.
  • Willow wearing a Piggyback.
  • Wolfgang at varying stages of hunger wearing a Piggyback.
  • Wendy wearing a Piggyback.
  • WX-78 wearing a Piggyback.
  • Wickerbottom wearing a Piggyback.
  • Woodie wearing a Piggyback.
  • Wes wearing a Piggyback.
  • Maxwell wearing a Piggyback.
  • Wigfrid wearing a Piggyback.
  • Webber wearing a Piggyback.
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