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A bag of holding is an enchanted item that has an interior space considerably larger than its outer dimensions, roughly two feet in diameter at the mouth and four feet deep. One bag can hold up to five hundred pounds, not exceeding a volume of sixty-four cubic feet. Each bag weighs fifteen pounds, regardless of the contents within it.

According to Allura Vysoren, who used to occupy her time by making bags of holding, when such a bag is destroyed (for example, by placing one bag into another), its contents are jettisoned into the Astral Sea.[5]

Vox Machina's Bags

Vox Machina obtained its first bag of holding as loot from an ancient druid barrow[6] around sixth level.[7] The group later learned of a bag of holding's limitations when they tried to store a creature, Dork the Ox, inside their bag. Anything living that gets stored inside a bag of holding dies. They also learned from Lady Allura that, if a bag of holding is destroyed, its contents are jettisoned into the Astral Sea.

Later, Tiberius purchased a bag of holding. Vex'ahlia kept a special "bag of colding" from the Slayer's Take that preserves biological samples. Taryon brought his own bag of holding when he joined up with Vox Machina.

Grog's Bag of Holding

Vex'ahlia's Bag of Colding

Fan art of the Bag of Colding, by DungeonScribe.[art 2]

When Vox Machina's first subgroup embarked on the trial for membership into the Slayer's Take guild, Mertin Cyndrial temporarily loaned the party a special satchel. The bag featured an over-the-shoulder strap that opened and closed through a series of metal snap-buttons across the top, and the interior resembled that of a normal bag of holding. Mertin explained that perishable items kept inside should be preserved for "a few weeks, at the very least".[12]

When Mertin asked which party member would take the bag, Grog immediately laid claim, but the group rejected his offer since he already had the regular bag of holding. Vex'ahlia and Zahra Hydris then simultaneously jumped at the chance, settling the dispute by roshambo; Vex's rock won against Zahra's scissors, so she quickly took it from Zahra and strapped it across her back.[13]

The bag could hold 100 pounds of material while weighing only 5 pounds.[14]

Notable items it has held:

Tiberius's Bag of Holding

Tiberius's bag of holding was most likely destroyed or lost when he perished during the Chroma Conclave's attack on Draconia.[18] It contained the Wheel of Mending.

Taryon's Bag of Holding

  • Unknown amount of platinum pieces
  • Healing draught[19]

The Mighty Nein's Bags

Jester's Fantastic Haversack

Fan art of Enchanter Pumat Sol changing the color of Jester's Fantastic Haversack while Nott looks on and Caleb counts gold[20], by Carlos Lerma.[art 3]

When the Mighty Nein adventuring party first arrived in Zadash, they entered a shop called "The Invulnerable Vagrant" and met Enchanter Pumat Sol. Jester traded a magical glaive (the Fleshrender[21]) that was valued at 300 gp, along with an additional 200 gp, for a "Fantastic Haversack".[22] The description of the Fantastic Haversack was consistent with that of Heward's handy haversack.[23] Upon completing the transaction, Pumat Sol Prime changed the haversack's brown leather color to a bright pink.[24]

Fjord's Bag of Holding

Fjord took a bag of holding from Lorenzo's belongings. He flipped it inside out, causing the contents to fall out onto the floor. Inside was 101 platinum, four sets of manacles, twenty-four teeth of various species, a rusted meat hook, a red gem, and a wax-sealed envelope.[25] Fjord added Lorenzo's glaive and the magical manacles capable of putting someone to sleep for twenty-four hours that had been previously used on Yasha to his bag of holding.

Fjord's Bag of Holding was stolen by the Tombtakers during their fight with Gelidon,[26] but recovered after the final battle with Lucien along with the items it held.[27]


  1. 1.0 1.1 See D&D: Dungeon Master's Guide, 5th ed., p. 153.
  2. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 2:50:02.
  3. See "Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, Part 2" (E2x02) from 3:29:35 through 3:35:08.  Dariax bought two bags for the heist of the Maiden's Wish
  4. See "Fire and Ruin" (E3x04) at 22:02.
  5. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) from 0:51:53 through 0:52:25.
  6. Matthew Mercer stated that Vox Machina's first bag of holding was looted from an ancient druid barrow.
  7. Matthew Mercer estimated that Vox Machina acquired their first bag of holding around sixth level.
  8. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) from 1:08:45 through 1:10:20.
  9. See "Stoke the Flames" (1x30) at 1:28:50.
  10. See "A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58) from 2:09:46 through 2:11:40.
  11. See "Daring Days" (1x86) from 0:36:27 through 0:38:59.
  12. See "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18) at 0:34:27.
  13. See "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18) at 0:35:23.
  14. See "Hope" (1x56) at 34:33.
  15. See "Hope" (1x56) at 34:33.
  16. See "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) from 0:10:15 through 0:10:34.
  17. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 1:43:17.
  18. Vox Machina discovered Tiberius's body in the ruins of Draconia.  See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) at 3:43:56.  He most likely died during or after Vorugal's initial attack in "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43).
  19. See from 1x86 through 3:20:24.
  20. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 3:26:55.
  21. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 3:21:06Laura Bailey read the name of the glaive aloud, which was Fleshrender.
  22. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) from 3:23:10 through 3:28:13.
  23. The Fantastic Haversack's description was consistent with that of Heward's handy haversack. See D&D: Dungeon Master's Guide, 5th ed., p. 154, available online at D&D Beyond.
  24. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) from 3:23:10 through 3:28:13.
  25. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 47:55.  Fjord flips Lorenzo's Bag of Holding inside out.
  26. See "A Walk to Warmer Welcomes" (2x124) at 0:09:16.  Matt confirmed in his summary that the bag was stolen by Otis during the Gelidon fight. Fjord noticed it missing in "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 3:18:26.
  27. See "Long May He Reign" (2x140) at 4:04:51.


  1. Depiction of a Bag of Holding, by Conceptopolis from D&D: Dungeon Master's Guide, 5th Edition, page 153. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Fan art of the Bag of Colding, by DungeonScribe (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Enchanter Pumat Sol changing the color of Jester's Fantastic Haversack while Nott looks on and Caleb counts gold[20], by Carlos Lerma (source). Used with permission.

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