Woodlore — School of Wilderness Bushcraft  

Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green


Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green


Brand: Karrimor
  EAN 5017272489414
Weight: 1800 g         40 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
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Litre Rucksack - Olive Green is rated 5/5 based on 40 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 40

  Just taken my new Karrimor sabre 45 with side pockets and the dry liner set on an 8 day trip in the Cumbrian mountains, the pack is very well designed and constructed,rugged and built to last. Also very happy with the fast prompt service from the people at Woodlore. Many Thanks. (I would have bought a leaf cutter rucksack, but the reason for the Karrimor over the leaf cutter was the lack of external attachment points).  

  Steve Fosberry
13th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 40

  Durable, spacious and comfortable. I Expect to be using for many years to come. Excellent service from the Woodlore team!  

  Angelo Sklinitzis
11th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 40

  Great pack and of very good build quality. If you are looking for a no-nonsense pack that will cope with heavy use this is it. By far the best thing about this pack is that it is slightly tapered out at the bottom allowing you to easily get a sleeping bag in on its side. This is almost always a problem with other packs unless you have a very compact sleeping bag. Another great thing which I hadn't considered was that you can have the side pouches (sold separately) on the pack at all times and use the side compression straps to keep them neatly folded away. This gives you plenty of extra storage to quickly put away a jacket or extra clothing if you are getting too warm on the move. Service from ease of purchase online to quick delivery were great. It was also priced as low as other sites (quite a few were priced higher). All in all great product and service.  

2nd May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 40

  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

  5 of 40

  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

  6 of 40

  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

  7 of 40

  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

  8 of 40

  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

  9 of 40

  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

  10 of 40

  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

  Share your opinion!

Let other people know your thoughts on this product.

© 2018 Woodlore Ltd · Terms & Conditions · Privacy & Cookie policy · All Rights Reserved.