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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 Fitzgerald8th October, 2020