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Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green


Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green


Brand: Karrimor
  EAN 5017272489414
Weight: 1850 g         57 reviews
The Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Rucksack is a superb outdoor pack designed for heavy use in demanding conditions. Described as a ‘must have’ in military circles, the Sabre 45 is a reliable and durable load carriage system which has been tried-and-tested by Ray Mears for well over a decade.

The Sabre 45 features a single main compartment with a capacity of 45 litres. Additional storage space can be added by attaching the Karrimor Side Pockets or other PLCE-compatible accessories.

This rucksack utilises a removable F-Format frame, which can be shaped to fit the wearers back. The S-shaped shoulder harness conforms to the user's torso which, along with the hip belt and sternum strap, helps you to maintain your balance while on the move.

A supremely durable 1000 Denier Nylon is used for the vast majority of the pack, offering long-lasting strength. This is then given a silicone/PU elastomer coating for improved tear strength, and finally a DWR finish for better water repellency.

Sewn ventilation channels, a Coolmesh-covered hip belt and lumbar and scapula pads help to wick away perspiration maintaining comfort, thereby increasing your effectiveness over prolonged periods of exertion.

  • Capacity: 45 litres
  • Weight: 1.85 kg
  • Dimensions: 55 x 30 x 24 cm (HxWxD)
  • One main compartment
  • S-shaped shoulder harness
  • Padded waist belt
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Coolmesh back system
  • Main fabric: 1000 Denier Nylon
  • Silicone/PU elastomer coating for improved tear strength and flex resistance
  • Fluorocarbon durable water repellent (DWR) finish
  • Removable F-format internal frame
  • Compatible with PLCE accessories (such as Side Pockets)
  • Shock cord carry system
  • Zipped lid compartment
  • Crampon loops
  • Twin ice axe holders
  • Rot-proof thread
  • Reinforced with bartacks
  • YKK zips
  • Colour: Olive green


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  Overseas deliveries
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green is rated 5/5 based on 57 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 57

  Strong daypack. I have bigger, lighter packs but this is robust. Takes a water bladder nicely. Not the thickest padding on shoulder straps but perfectly comfortable on first use and sits well. I'm 6'2' and 13.5st, no issues with sizing. Only one use so far but this will be good for a long time.  

  Mid Wales Backpacker
6th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 57

  Awesome, just awesome. Made so well. Fits so much. I highly recommend getting a waterproof Karrimor SF 90l dry bag for it.  

  Gavin Henry
20th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 57

  I purchased this pack 4 years ago and it is as strong today as when I first got it. I believe a review should be done after an extensive period of use, so here's my thoughts. If you are looking for a backpack for long hiking trips then this is not the pack to choose, that's not to say it couldn't be used for those type of trips but there are designs that offer more pro's for backpacking, thru hikes etc. Look for something with an adjustable back system which are also light for those type of excursions. The Karrimor Sabre 45 is designed to be loaded up with gear and tools, perfect for trekking through environments where you could get snagged on branches and thorns. It's an ideal pack to throw over your shoulders from car to camp, that's not to say that your car needs to be close to the camp as I have had this pack on my back for several hours at a time. I have used this pack on canoe trips and has great lashing points to secure it to the canoe incase of a capsize. I have put this pack through its paces and have loaded it with a fare amount of weight, there are no signs of wear and tears as of yet. I love the versatility of this pack as I have used it without the side pouches for an overnight camp in the woods and with the pouches for more extensive stays. You cannot go wrong with this rucksack as it is built to last. It is made from quality materials, I highly recommend it as it serving me very well.  

  Sammy Khalil
28th November, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 57

  The Sabre 45 has a long established reputation for quality and refinement in features. I can confirm that this is indeed the case. The build quality is of a very high standard and of robust design as you would expect a military specification pack to be. The down side of that is that it is not the lightest option. I was looking for a one for all pack, light enough to carry rain gear etc. for my family and myself on day hikes but which could expand to carry enough gear for an overnight camp trip. Having used it a number of times now I would feel that this pack is a little large for a day hike where a 30 o 35litre or possible less may be better suited. But, as a compromise it meets both requirements well. I made my decision to buy the Sabre 45 over the Predator 45 due to absence of well padded waist belt on the Predator which is I feel is very important to support larger pack weigh off the hips and not the back. As I had quite a few Molle pouches the lack of Molle webbing was a disadvantage for me. This I solved by purchasing the Predator PLCE Molle side panels. One further tip I can offer is that I have used a PLCE day pack yoke and PLCE side pockets for years. This is a very good addition and ideal for light day hikes. It greatly increases the versatility of the Sabre system when used in combination. I was surprised to find however that the male part of the quick release clips on my ex military day sack yoke were not compatible with the female part of the karrimor SF quick release clips. The problem is that the original military specification male clip length is 0.8mm shorter that the newer Karrimor SF version. I was able to solve this problem by sanding 0.8mm off the length of the Karrimor SF female part of the clip which allowed both versions to connect properly. The same problem is not evident in the reverse combination as the longer karrimor SF male clip will fit the older military female clip. If you were using the Karrimor day yoke harness I doubt the problem would arise. I’m very happy that following the above combinations and modifications I have a system perfectly suited to my needs. I think the pack is extremely well built, versatile and can be easily customised to the needs of the individual and application. To the Woodlore team thank you once again for a perfect shopping experience and fast delivery as always.  

  John Fitzgerald
8th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 57

  As expected, another fabulous piece of kit from Karrimor SF. It is a very well made and robust pack that needs little introduction. Its unfussy design works well, with a main compartment inside, a couple of good sized pockets in the lid and a hydration pouch. The back system is very comfortable, I'm 5'10' and it fits very well. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone with the need for a larger pack for extended day trips or 2 to 3 days out and about.  

  Leo S
27th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 57

  Great service, great product and the most competitively priced.  

  Paul Taunton
11th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 57

  As expected an outstanding piece of kit. Service was absolutely fantastic. Arrived quickly. Would definitely use this company again for other equipment.  

  Matthew Oneill
13th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 57

  Wanted to upgrade from my British Army bergan, this is was a great choice, with an item like this my expectations were high, suffice to say this has exceeded them all. The build quality is exceptional, dare I say better than my bergan, the design is also exceptional, huge outer and inner pockets on the lid, the strap ties are very well thought out. I am 6ft3, personally I’d say any taller than that and the pack could be uncomfortable because of the physical dimensions of the pack. At that height the waist belt starts to loose it’s ability to hold the weight on the hips without putting all of the weight on the shoulder straps. Luckily the sternum straps are adjustable in terms of placement and height. They’re a huge help for tall people and on their lowest setting will stop the straps from digging in. Ultimately very pleased and would buy again without a shadow of doubt.  

  Nicholas Ridgway
11th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 57

  I am super happy with this product.  

  Mikael Nordstrom
1st July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 57

  Great and a sturdy piece of kit.  

  Deno Chapman
11th June, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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