Hi, my name is Slav (Sviatoslav) and welcome to my story behind Latitude 49N
As a professional sea kayak and canoe guide, trained EMR and an ex-ski-patroller, I know how imperative it is to have proper gear for any type of situation and weather conditions.
As a proud Ukrainian Canadian, I am super passionate and honoured to be representing top brands from my homeland. After personally testing those brands on my trips and outdoor experiences, I realized that they have to be known in North America as well.
Why Latitude 49N?
My home town in Ukraine is on Latitude 49, same as Comox Valley, where I reside and am privileged to call home.
Why I chose Turbat and EcopyBook
Simple answer: I use their gear on my trips and am beyond happy. Amazing quality, design and courageous adventurers behind making these products.
More in depth answer :
#1 I have used Turbat for many years now and know that their products are perfect in the British Columbian landscape.
#2 Products are made and/or designed in Ukraine and I want to support their workforce.
#3 EcopyBook Products are unique and suit my sustainability view on outdoor travels.
#4 Turbat uses geese down from my beloved Carpathian mountains by sustainably picking down off the fields, without any harm to animals.
#5 Price for the local customer is very competitive.
#6 By representing and selling Ukrainian products we contribute to their economy, which needs help right now and for years to come.
#7 Someone has to do it :)