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  • the Vida by Paka Apparel
  • Alpaca hoodie sweater on model
  • Alpaca hoodie sweater on model
  • Alpaca hoodie sweater on model
  • Alpaca hoodie sweater on model
  • Girl sitting in front of blue lake wearing the Vida sweater
  • Model wearing the Vida in front of green trees
  • Model wearing the Vida in front of tree
  • Girl smiling and wearing the Vida
  • Model wearing the Vida sweater
  • Girl wearing the Vida on a cliff in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


The Vida

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When you purchase a Paka product, you are supporting 150+ women artisans in Peru

Why you'll love this

  • Three-panel hoodie
  • Slight open V-neck
  • Unique tricolor knit
  • Signed by the woman who made it


Made with a cozy, tricolor blend of alpaca fiber, the Vida hoodie is begging to hug you. This versatile sweater is ready (thanks to our happy, free-roaming alpacas) for your all everyday lifestyles.

  • For
    Walking, lounging, hiking, livin'
  • Material
    30% Royal Alpaca, 30% Superfine Merino, 40% Recycled PET
  • Fit & Feel
    Relaxed / Flowing

Wash & care

  • Wash
    Delicate and cold
  • Dry
    Lay flat to dry
  • Wore my sweater for 15 days camping in Iceland and it was one of the best pieces of gear I brought.

    - Andrew B.

  • I work out in the field, all seasons and all weather- this sweater gets me through all nature can throw at me.

    - Grace G.

See our fit on real people

Lindsey is 5'4" wearing a size xs.

Trin is 5'6" wearing a size small.

Timothy is 6' wearing a size medium.

Paka in the wild

A man's back wearing The Vida in a valley
A man and his dog looking at the ocean
A man climbing rocks in his Vida hoodie
A woman hugging two cute alpacas in a snowy landscape
A man wearing The Vida Hoodie. He's camping in a canyon
A woman climbing rocks in her Vida Hoodie

The Inca Collection

Celebrating Peruvian heritage through traditional textile design.

Handknit, signed, and designed by our team of artisans in Cusco, Peru.

A man holding one of our Costa sweaters an putting it to air flat dry

Manufacture of one of our sweaters

A Peruvian woman smiling

Our Inca Collection honors traditional Andean techniques passed down through generations. These methods are far more gentle and hands-on than the processes typical of modern clothing production. Our sweaters are still dried by the Andean sun and washed in basins. These practices are gentle on the environment, using minimal energy and resources. Each sweater in the Inca Collection is made by hand, embracing a thoughtful approach to the craftsmanship and symbolism behind each design.

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Did we mention free shipping and exchanges?

Yep! And if you're not on cloud nine, we'll take your sweater back within 30 days.

Sebastian the alpaca surfing
A cute alpaca

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A women wearing The Vida hugging two alpacas