Bag of Holding

Aura moderate conjuration; CL 9th; Slot —; Price see below; Weight see below


This appears to be a common cloth sack about 2 feet by 4 feet in size.


The bag of holding opens into a nondimensional space: its inside is larger than its outside dimensions.

Regardless of what is put into the bag, it weighs a fixed Amount. This weight, and the limits in weight and volume of the bag’s contents, depend on the bag’s type, as shown on the table below.

Bag Type Bag Weight Contents Limit Contents Volume Limit Market Price
I 15 lbs. 250 lbs. 30 cubic ft. 2,500 gp
II 25 lbs. 500 lbs. 70 cubic ft. 5,000 gp
III 35 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 150 cubic ft. 7,400 gp
IV 60 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 250 cubic ft. 10,000 gp

If a bag of holding is overloaded, or if sharp objects pierce it (from inside or outside), the bag immediately ruptures and is ruined, and all contents are lost forever. If a bag of holding is turned inside out, all of its contents spill out, unharmed, but the bag must be put right before it can be used again. If living creatures are placed within the bag, they can survive for up to 10 minutes, after which time they suffocate. Retrieving a specific item from a bag of holding is a move action, unless the bag contains more than an ordinary backpack would hold, in which case retrieving a specific item is a full-round action. Magic items placed inside the bag do not offer any benefit to the character carrying the bag.

If a bag of holding is placed within a portable hole, a rift to the Astral Plane is torn in the space: bag and hole alike are sucked into the void and forever lost. If a portable hole is placed within a bag of holding, it opens a gate to the Astral Plane: the hole, the bag, and any creatures within a 10-foot radius are drawn there, destroying the portable hole and bag of holding in the process.

Editor’s Note

Bag of Holding refers to the space inside as “non-dimensional” whereas the rules on extradimensional spaces explicitly refer to bags of holding as examples of extradimensional spaces.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item, secret chest; Cost 1,250 gp (type I), 2,500 gp (type II), 3,700 gp (type III), 5,000 gp (type IV)

Bag of Holding, Minor

Aura moderate conjuration; CL 9th; Slot —; Price 1,000 gp; Weight 3 lbs.


This more economical version of the bag of holding functions in the same manner, but its internal measurements are smaller than those of a regular bag of holding. It measures 2 feet by 4 feet and can carry up to 50 pounds or 6 cubic feet of material.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item, secret chest; Cost 500 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Chronicles: Classic Treasures Revisited. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jacob Burgess, Brian Cortijo, Jonathan H. Keith, Michael Kortes, Jeff Quick, Amber Scott, Todd Stewart, and Russ Taylor.

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