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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: 1800 g         37 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: 1.8 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


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

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


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

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
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United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green is rated 5/5 based on 37 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 37

  After a lot of research, I finally decided on the Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack. I soon took it for its first outing and found it to be very good and comfortable to wear, even on a long hike into my chosen location. The build and construction are fantastic. The material is really tough, simple to load and access your items. It is easy to expand the capacity with the zip on side packs, I recommend you purchase these with this item. You are able to strap on more items on the outside if going fully loaded for an extended trip of a week or more. I am so pleased I purchased this Backpack.  

  Colin Erich Wolf
22nd March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 37

  Ordered at 11:00, delivered 12:34 next day. What a piece of kit this is, simply brilliant. I also purchased the pair of 12.5L PLCE side pockets. I can't ever imagine filling this bag, it is huge even without the pockets on. This rucksack is superbly made, with an attention to detail second to none, just checkout the various reviews on YouTube to confirm. The zips are very sturdy, the fasteners are strong and the stitching is superb. I doubt if I'll ever buy another rucksack.  

  Steven Finn
7th September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 37

  Fantastic piece of kit from the Woodlore site. Well constructed with various options of packing with the side pockets. Can't wait to get out and test the sack. Thanks again for speedy delivery  

  Tony Mills
22nd September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 37

  I received this pack promptly and in perfect order. I was very impressed by the workmanship and fit of the pack. I have been out several times since I got it and compared to my previous pack it feels like I'm not carrying anything, love it.  

  Christopher R Candy
8th September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 37

  The moment I laid eyes on her I could tell she was from good stock and had to make her mine. And now shes' finally with me. The July sun highlighting her olive skin, blemish free and revealing her firm body all beautifully proportioned. Thank you Woodlore for introducing us. Time to lift her up in my arms and take her on a lifetime adventure...  

  Michael Williams
16th July, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 37

  This pack does it all in a robust way. I'm very pleased with it, having previously purchased a well known brand and felt really disappointed. By contrast this pack does the business well. It's large enough to place sleeping kit in the bottom with other bits and bobs on top (loads of room and easy to get at), whilst I use the side packs to hold water and cooking gear in one side and food and other things I want to access quickly in the other. There is an outside zip on the very top of the pack where other smaller items can be stored and accessed easily. I also have the Yoke system and side pockets which make the whole thing very flexible for those days when the two side pockets can be zipped together to make a smaller pack. How flexible is that!  

  Richard Williams
3rd June, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 37

  Out of the box it can be a bit squeaky and shiny (I wish there was a way to get a weathered look). I used it on the Colchester Paras 10 and it felt good, with no rubbing, however lots of squeaking which I am sure will go away after use. It feels durable, but could benefit from a few more internal pockets however for the price I like it, so thumbs up from me.  

  Scott Pardoe
19th May, 2016

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 37

  I bought this as a general purpose backpack thats big enough for a long weekend camping trip. I'm fed up of buying fancy packs from high street shops that have the latest fabrics or high end labels, fluorescent badges, bells and whistles. The Sabre promises tough, sturdy fabrics, simple design and some useful ergonomics. It doesn't disappoint. The side pockets (separate purchase) make it look a bit clunky when attached but they're functional. The main bag can be zipped up (as it arrives) to give you a small day bag, or extended to full size to fit tent/sleeping bag thermal mat, stove etc. all inside. It's tough, stays dry enough even in sleet without the liners and it's comfortable to carry fully loaded. The only potential weaknesses comparing to other brands might be that it's relatively heavy unpacked, there are a lot of clips I haven't yet fully understood, and it could do with some smaller side pocket options (they're big), but I would recommend this if you a serious backpack. Everything is solid and well-built and you can be confident your kit is secure. I haven't used the dry bag liner properly but I'd recommend getting one – they make an excellent pillow with your clothes safe inside. The hydration system is also very good – especially for the price. It can be used as a separate bag in itself, but fits in the backpack snugly. The drinking hose is really tough – it's almost like hydraulic cable so there are no worries about kinks or damage. The mouth piece is the first I've used that seals properly and it doesn't taste as strongly of plastic as some of the camel back type ones I have. I'm really happy with this purchase and the service was great too.  

  Joseph C
11th May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 37

  Strong material. Very well made and well thought out. Comfortable on mountain treks. Weatherproof and versatile especially with the side pockets which I bought at the same time.  

  Neil Wilson
9th May, 2016

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 37

  Brilliant bit of kit. Not the lightest bag on the market but it's sturdy and tough which were my main criteria. Very comfortable and takes the weight of the pack well on the hips. I like that everything adjusts to suit how you want it to be. Very pleased with my purchase.  

  Michael Riddell
1st July, 2015

Rated: 5/5

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