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Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green

Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green

OFFER   £93.75
Brand: Karrimor
  EAN 5017272489414
Weight: 1840 g         28 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


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


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Product Reviews

Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green is rated 5/5 based on 28 customer reviews.

  1 of 28

  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

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 28

  Solid bag, tough material and well made. Took it for a night's bivvy on Bodmin Moor, 16 miles in total. I'm 68 and nothing seems to fit me very well so I was a bit concerned when the waist belt was on/slightly above my belly button as it should sit lower. I shouldn't have been concerned at all. This bag is comfortable, and I'm not used to carrying a pack. I'll definitley be getting the side pockets to keep water, food, map etc. rather than diving into the main pocket all the time. Excellent purchase overall, will last me a long time! Thanks to the team for excellent service as well, quick dispatch and a good price.  

  Richard Yeti Browne

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 28

  Solid bag. Have both the Sabre 35 and 45 and can say that they are both very well made. For 3-4 days camping, this can take my overspill of equipment.  

  Glyn Edwards

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 28

  Bought this beauty with KarrimorSF Sabre Side Pockets and used it in the Peaks the following weekend with my son. Not only did it arrive swiftly it is a brilliant peice of kit. Comfortable and great for a weekend in the hills for a spot of wild camping. As always, Woodlore delivery was brilliant. Thanks guys  

  Andy Tiplady

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 28

  I have long thought about buying one of these. In the interim, I have tried all sorts of other, similarly sized packs and have not been entirely satisfied or pleased with the results. With the Sabre 45 available at a very competitive price recently, I could no longer put off the purchase. The question for me is this: why did I wait for so long to buy one of these packs? Comfortable, functional, well-made and great to use, I am now a happy bushcrafter! A great bargain, backed up by peerless service from Woodlore has made the Sabre 45 fully deserving of its five star rating.  

  Richard Tiley

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 28

  I bought this rucksack because I have started to use my SF Sabre 35 on a daily basis and wanted a sack to use on a hike etc. I also own the SF Sabre 75 with PLCE side pockets, and the Sabre 45 fits in really nicely between the two. The great thing with the 45 is that it's not much bigger that the 35 in physical size; I find it easier to carry on a day out than the 35. If I need the extra space I can use the PLCE pouches as well but, so far, I've not needed them. The 45 also has a small mesh pocket in the underside of the lid, making it ideal to store your phone, keys etc. In the main lid pocket I keep my knife, torch, head torch, fire steel and first aid kit. The pack, although water repellent, still managed to let some things get damp during a recent rainstorm and I now keep everything in a dry bag. I had to source the Karrimor dry bags for this rucksack from elsewhere as I was surprised to see that Woodlore doesn't stock them. Being quite large in body, I find this rucksack fits me really well; all of the straps are fully adjustable and the waist strap had some nice padding which sits just above my hips. I was disappointed to find that, although you can use the Karrimor Hydro pack on the PLCE, this rucksack doesn't have a straw tidy on the arm strap like my Sabre 35 or 75. I've had to take the one off of my Sabre 35. Overall, I'm really happy with the sack; it's more useful that the 35 and would make a great bag for a couple of days in the field while using light kit.  

  Mark Ninnim

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 28

  Great bag; really versatile in that you can alter its capacity for short or long trips.  

  Ben Bell

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 28

  I'm new to bushcraft, after hearing so many good things and great reviews, I decided to get this bag knowing it will hold up to harsh Canadian winters. Definitely recommended! Customer service and shipping was top notch. Thank you!  


Rated: 5/5

  9 of 28

  Absolutely brilliant bit of kit. It's by far the best bag I have ever owned. I've owned many packs, but never one of this quality. Solid build, great capacity for all but the coldest or longest trips and a good price. What more could you ask for? The pack is exceptionally comfortable. Even though I haven't used it for a trip out I have packed it both for my gear for a 2 night hike and also tried it with about 25kgs of bricks. I went for a walk with the pack full of bricks, probably around 6kms one afternoon. It took the load perfectly and even though I padded the bag out with a couple of towels I knew that it wasn't going to hurt it at all. It distributed the load well and took more weight than it would ever need for a trip outdoors. All in all, I would recommend this pack to anyone. It works fantastically well for what you pay for it.  

  Dylan Mc

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 28

  Fantastic! A very versatile piece of kit and the quality is second to none. Thank you for the great service once again. Regards, Bob Strong.  

  Robert Strong

Rated: 5/5

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