It all started as a joke.
Hey! My name is Mickey Wong. I am 18 years old and will soon be studying Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Delft. Ever since I was little, I was interested in tools and the art of building things.
My dream is to Bikepack to Greece. But as a student you hardly have the budget to get the right gear for your great adventure. As someone with a technical and entrepreneurial character, I thought: "Why don't I make the bags myself?" And that's how Custom Merit Gear was born, out of a passion and perseverance from a boy with a dream. Together with the help of my brother we try to help people with their cycling adventures.
We understand that an adventure is a bold venture and that outdoor custom gear is expensive, so we want to help by providing an affordable service.
We try to make it as simple as possible for you to create your ideal bag.
Being the eldest in a family of three, I am also the most childish. I am 20 years old and currently, I am a student ‘International Business Administration’ at Kedge Business School in France. The reason why I decided to study abroad and in an International Environment is that I love to interact with different kind of people and their cultures. I am fascinated and open-minded about different believes, philosophies and mindsets.
This is the same reason why I got interested in Triathlon and Bikepacking. The community is amazing, accessible and very hospitable. The fact that it is a free culture and open to everybody makes it a real joy to see various contestants with different backgrounds work towards one specific goal: Getting to the finish line!