I suggest you add in the backpack inventory wheel the ability to switch “hand” to “pocket” when hovering over the hand icon and clicking (PPM). Equipment unchanged. There will be a problem placing items in your pocket. Maybe the usual “drag and drop”, but only some items (small). Then, clicking on the pocket icon (PPM) would open up access to a few extra places for small items that are convenient to keep with you, but take up space in your backpack (e.g. flashlight(?), compass, binoculars(?),Small lighter ). Used in quick access, they go back into your pocket.
Ps. Sometimes information about the amount of items held in the backpack is hidden by large item icons. Maybe it is better to move this information closer to the center of the circle?