Iron Backpacks Mod for Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2

Portable storage has always been a problem in Minecraft. Sure, the ender chest will let you carry around a second inventory in essence, but it takes such a long time to actually craft one that they aren’t practical at all. The Iron Backpacks mod is great for players who are tired of running out of the room while out on resource runs. There are actually 4 different tiers of backpacks, and iron is just one of them. Basic leather backpacks are the worst and the roomy diamond backpacks are the best of the lot. As the backpack improves, it gets more storage space and additional upgrade points.


The first part of that is easy to understand – better backpacks will carry more items for the wearer. But the upgrade points are a little different. These points can be used to apply some 20 different upgrades to backpacks, and the more empty slots a backpack has, the more upgrades that can be crafted into it. These will improve the backpack’s function in a number of ways, including additional storage space and the ability to carry larger stacks of some items. The Iron Backpacks mod actually does quite a lot to dress up the tired old inventory in Minecraft.

Backpacks are really nothing special since they’ve been done in so many different mods before. But the upgrades in this mod make iron Backpacks stand apart from other backpack mods. Also, this mod comes with an easy to read config file which can be used to adjust all manner of recipes and backpack parameters, to make them easier or more difficult to craft, or to custom tailor the mod to a specific game type where the necessary resources would normally be impossible to find. Great mods are always worth trying out – great mods you can customize are that much better.

Iron Backpacks Mod Update Logs


    • Enabled the keybind to open backpacks directly. Specifically it checks (in the following order):
      • The selected item
      • The offhand
      • The hotbar (left to right)
      • The main inventory (left to right, up to down)


  • None

Bug Fixes

  • None

How to install Iron Backpacks Mod?

  1. Download the mod!
  2. When you haven’t installed Forge API for Minecraft yet, download and install it.
  3. Move the downloaded .jar into the mods folder.
  4. Have fun!

Download Iron Backpacks Mod


  1. I can upgrade to the iron upgrade,but can’t upgrade to the gold backpack and make upgradeitems.
    I use ver1.8.9.

  2. To post crafting recipes here would have made this 100% loved by me………. very annoying to have to watch the youtube video over and over when you could have upped screenshots of them all………..?


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