Introducing The Merlin Biker Collective: Zak

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Introducing The Merlin Biker Collective: Zak

Zak brings a wealth of knowledge to the Biker Collective, as not only a motorcyclist, but also as the owner of a sustainable fashion brand. At just 35-years-old, he owns NAECO, which uses 100% recycled materials sourced from our oceans to produce luxury garments.

An avid bike fan, Zak has had his licence for less than a year but is already the incredibly proud owner of a custom Harley Davidson Forty Eight. “One of my best biking memories is going through my first tunnel – it made me feel like a real-life Tron! It’s childish, but we’ve all done it.”

“I’m planning to be on the bike as much as possible for 2022, as this will be my first proper summer after passing my test in 2021.” Zak and his friends are planning a trip to the South of France, taking in Monaco and Nice, as well as plodding through the Peak District in April, starting in Matlock and ending in Hebden Bridge, admiring around 80 miles of stunning Peak scenery.


Zak’s no stranger to Merlin products. A true Merlin warrior, he already owns six – the Cambrian jacketXander hoody, Yarnfield rucksack, Kurkbury jacket and the Ether boots in both black and brown. “I applied for the collective as I genuinely love the products that Merlin produce and I am a customer. I tell people about the clothes I wear and recommend them and when I found out about the collective I really wanted to be a part of the brand I love.

If I can help promote great products and influence the future of the garments, that’s a fantastic opportunity. I also work in textiles and garment manufacture so I know how garments need to perform under pressure and know that Merlin makes products built for the job that also look great.”

Follow Zak on Instagram – ‘thebobbergram’.


Published on 3 February, 2022 by Emily Macbeth