Red Dead Redemption 2 Satchel upgrades: How to craft satchels to increase your carrying capacity

Investing in some Red Dead Redemption 2 Satchel upgrades is definitely worth the effort, as if you've spent much time looting and foraging then you'll know that inventory space is initially limited, and nobody wants to abandon any valuables just because they don't have room to carry them. There are seven of these upgrades available in Red Dead Redemption 2, and each one you craft up will increase the carry capacity Arthur Morgan has for a particular type of item. While you progress through your journey you should make unlocking these Red Dead Redemption 2 Satchel upgrades your priority, to ensure that a lack of inventory space isn't an issue you run in to.

You can start working towards these upgrades as soon as you reach Horseshoe Overlook, though you'll initially have to purchase the leather crafting tools found in the Red Dead Redemption 2 Camp upgrades list as you won't be able to craft any of these satchels without them. Once you have the right tools for the job, scroll down our complete list of Red Dead Redemption 2 satchel upgrades the get all the information you need. We've included the benefits each provides, as well as everything required to craft them, to make the process simple.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Satchel upgrades

  • Tonics Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Buck Pelt, Perfect Elk Pelt, upgrade the Medicine Wagon twice)
    Increases carrying capacity for all tonics

  • Ingredients Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Badger Pelt, Perfect Squirrel Pelt, donate five animal carcasses to Pearson)
    Increases carrying capacity for all edible ingredients

  • Kit Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Elk Pelt, Perfect Panther Pelt, donate three valuables to camp tithing box)
    Increases carrying capacity for all types of kit

  • Provisions Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Bison Pelt, Perfect Racoon Pelt, upgrade the Provisions Wagon twice)
    Increases carrying capacity for all types of provisions

  • Materials Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Boar Skin, Perfect Iguana Skin, craft three recipes at the Scout Fire)
    Increases carrying capacity for mostly inedible crafting materials

  • Valuables Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Rabbit Pelt, donate $50 to camp tithing box)
    Increases carrying capacity for all valuables

  • Legend of the East Satchel (Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Cougar Pelt, Perfect Wolf Pelt, craft all other satchel types)
    Greatly increases carrying capacity for all items

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