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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         64 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 delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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  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 30 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 64 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 64

  A truly excellent rucksack, very comfortable to carry (especially for my back when the removable internal F-Format frame is stiffened by adding a lightweight rigid insert). Plenty of room to carry everything needed yet surprisingly small external dimensions for the capacity. Easy to pack as well quick access to kit, very hard wearing and rain resistant, with well designed side pocket attachment points. The side pockets themselves are the best designed pockets I've ever come across. Having used this rucksack repeatedly, it's very easy to see why it attracts so many positive reviews and why Woodlore stock it. Also, Woodlore's service is typically excellent. So what's not to like?  

12th April, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 64

  Excellent size and can be easily increased with additional side pockets etc. very comfortable and robustly made bag.  

  Anthony Fernihough
12th September, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 64

  A really well built rucksack that's going to outlast me! It blends in well to surroundings when I'm out in local woods with hammock/bivvi. I like the fact that it's so customisable - zip up the sides and I have a spacious day pack, unzip them and I have adequate space for an overnighter. Although I haven't bought side pouches, I'm sure that with them it can be used for multi day trips too. My new favourite piece of kit.  

  Andy Collins
22nd August, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 64

  Bought this for a few different purposes but it's first outing was a 3 day hike in the Alps and it was fantastic. My only reservation when ordering was that I couldn't see any reference to a pouch inside it for a hydration bladder and holes to feed the hose. To my delight this did indeed exist and so that made it even better than I had hoped. Comfortable, rugged and a great size with the ease of expansion due to the straps and clips that work with side pouches or other systems (like the tactical hydration system) I can't fault this pack in anyway! Looking forward to using it more and hopefully on a bushcraft course next year!  

  Lyndon Wingrove
30th June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 64

  Regarded as the ideal bushcraft bag. I concur. It’s features are well thought out and to the untrained eye, unnoticed. Exactly as it should be.  

21st June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 64

  Great bit of kit, very well made and very comfortable.  

  Kevin May
19th June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 64

  Great piece of kit at a great price, very quickly delivered and well packed.  

  Karl William Sutton
14th October, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 64

  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

  9 of 64

  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

  10 of 64

  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

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