Making Custom the New Standard

Bikepacking bags, custom designs, and clever thinking
Made in Amsterdam & Delft

About Merit Gear

We believe that every adventure is unlike anything else. The exciting idea of making an unforgettable journey can be made in split seconds, but preparing for it can take months or even years. While some people invest in a Custom Titanium Gravel bike, others finally take their old rusty pedal bike out of their shed to begin a new chapter in life. Merit Gear wants to provide gear for the whole community: from ambitious Transcontinental racers to lovely retired couples who want to show that they still have the perseverance and energy to inspire the world.

Merit Gear strives to deliver great gear for good prices to give hesitating minds a little push towards initiating their first bikepacking adventure.

All our gear is produced in-house by two brothers who try to balance student life and developing bikepacking gear.

Create Your Own Custom Bikepacking Bags With Merit Gear

Design & Engineering

It does not matter if you are into cycle touring, adventure touring, gravel biking or any (un)supported bikepacking adventures,
we take our time to sit at the drawing table.

Every custom bikepacking bag is designed using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software in order to obtain the final frame measurements.ย 

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Bikepackers Reviews

You are not the first one to order! Read what our customers have to say below or watch the review by North3rdMedia.
Big thanks to Ilya for for his amazing effort!

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Lawrence James Bailey
Lawrence James Bailey
01/11/2023
The guys at Merit Gear were friendly and quick to respond. The top tube bag i ordered is excellent quality. Much happier with it than some mass produced item.
Khymo Moestadja
Khymo Moestadja
02/09/2023
I'm in love with my custom made framebag from Merit Gear. Mickey and Matthew are very skilled and their service is great, quick and good communication and the bag fits perfectly! The materials they use are of good quality and the colors really pop! Thanks again ๐Ÿงก
Malte
Malte
14/07/2023
The only thing I found to be better than the frame bag I ordered is the customer support. + nice looking bag + incredible fit inside my frame (you just have to send a photo, they'll take care of the rest) + stays in place + keeps rain outside + no mentionable if any signs of wear after a one week 1150km trip staying outside + producing and shipping in no time + well worth the price You can guess it, but I am a fan. Those two guys are nice, know their craftmanship. I got discarded by roughly six other manufacturers because they had already too much orders or won't do bolt-on solutions. I am glad this happened and found merit gear.
Evan Christenson
Evan Christenson
12/07/2023
Best bags out there, easily.
Sebastian Krogh
Sebastian Krogh
28/04/2023
BEST BAGS OUT THERE Don't buy something generic from a big cooperation that doesn't fit your bike - buy Merit Gears custom fitted bags and support a local business. I got a custom fitted framebag for a Trek Domane. The service and advise from Mathew and Mickey was sublime. Their advice were to do a subtle color palette, so the orange frame would 'pop' even more - and boy were they right. It was easy to do the measurements required, and the bag fits perfectly. The quality is outstanding and the details are really thought through. Some might want a waterproof zipper for the heavy downpours but I personally value the regular zipper that glides really easy, so you can access your stuff while moving. Heavy waterproof zippers tend to need a bit more strength and alignment on e.g. industry leading Patagonia waders and their waterproof wading bags. This was my best buy of 2022, and I will definitely order more from these guys.
Mandel Clotaire
Mandel Clotaire
24/10/2022
High level bikepacking gear. Very sharp attention to details, awesome contact and bulletproof bags. Love it
Les Allen
Les Allen
24/07/2022
Wow great bags they fitted great love the gray, popcorn bags I took my meths burner bacon bread in one , the frame bag had my hammock and pegs and cord in. the other popcorn bag had my tarp in fantastic stuff thank you
Shafiq Hussain
Shafiq Hussain
18/05/2022
Hi you lot. Not sure if you recall when John (bikepacking bearbones) informed us of the stuff he got from you. Then in the middle of Covid waves you were so good to design and make me my framebag. Well, It's absolutely awesome and a year on am still super happy with it and my investment. Its probably done about 20 x 40 miler commutes to ICU and then a few 70 to 80 miler commutes for training day or other ICU needing help. Thanks so much and I'm certain I'll be back. Thanks again... I've added some pics of my Merit on its various adventures. The first 2 of which are when its locked up at work (39.6 mile road commute & the 84 mile commute to the coast for my life support training day). Hopefully you'll enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed the adventures (oh, the one outside Whipsnade Zoo is on a 220 mile route that I'd never actually that far on until your bag came ๐Ÿ˜Š). May Allah bless and guide you lot to the path that leads to the 'Gardens beneath which rivers flow'...
Caleb Foo
Caleb Foo
18/04/2022
Had the great pleasure to communicate with Mathew. Mathew and Mickey were able to effectively explain all the details about the processes and the possibilities. Thanks to them, I was very happy to order a custom frame bag that exceeded beyond all my expectations. The only thing stopping me from returning again is the durability of the frame bag. Mickey's work simply just does wonders!
Sander Boele
Sander Boele
11/04/2022
I ordered 2 bags (frame bag and top tube bag) from Merit Gear. The contact has been awesome. They are really thinking with you to get you the bag you want. To order a custom framebag you take a picture with a ruler and they will build a framebag that fits perfectly. Highly recommend!