Vivada Lifestyle: gear for a surfing life

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With a name derived from the phrase “Viva la Vida” (live life), you know that surf brand Vivada will be passionate and energetic. This is true, but what makes them special is that they’re more than just a brand. Vivada is a movement and community of surfers, dedicated to ushering in a new paradigm of sustainability.

Linda Reversible Wetsuit

Earth is located in what is known as the Goldilocks Zone. This is where a planet is close enough to a star for water to remain liquid. The environment is not too hot and not too cold. In this liquid soup, we evolved. Much later, we land mammals descend once more into the depths to swim, ride, dive and dance. And when the liquid gets chilly, we can extend the length of our play by wearing a superskin like the Linda Reversible Wetsuit. It is a 2mm wetsuit designed for temperatures that are not too hot, not too cold. Just right.


  • Fully reversible – two suits in one
  • Fabric thickness: 2mm
  • No underarm seams for easy movement
  • Durable and soft FlatLock seams
  • Half front zip to ease putting on & taking off
  • Reversible YKK Vision zipper with puller
  • Comfortable, dual-sided zip protection
  • Owner’s Manual & Warranty
  • Map of Dreams print & graphite colour-blocking
  • Vivida logo & key features detailing
  • Designed in the UK. Made in Cambodia. 

Eco Features

  • Earth-mined limestone neoprene
  • No petrochemicals & lower environmental impact
  • Eco Carbon Black from upcycled tyres
  • Reduced energy consumption & CO2 emissions
  • Recycled plastic bottle lining
  • 25 recycled plastic bottles in each wetsuit
  • Aqua-A™ glue lamination
  • Water-based glue, with no harmful VOCs
  • Bluesign Fabric Partners

Poncho Towel Changing Robe

At the time of writing, it is midwinter in New Zealand. Today I went surfing at a beach called Ohope. It was shoulder high, offshore and icy. After catching 10 or so fast little rights, I dashed back to the car with flippers for feet and grey blue hands. I reached into the boot of my car and there it was: my new Vivada poncho.

I put it on and pulled the hood strings tight. Do I admit what happened next? I wore the poncho for the rest of the day.

Isn’t there a Simpsons episode where Homer decides to switch to a poncho for comfort? This was me. I sat in a hot pool (we’re staying in a holiday park) and then put my poncho back on. The material is super comfortable and warm. It protects from the wind yet makes life breezy. Have you ever worn a poncho all day? If you decide to, I recommend this model.

Top tip: go commando!


  • Made of Quick-Dry MicrofibreTerry
  • 85% Polyester 15% Polyamide
  • 280gsm
  • Ultra-absorbent & fast-drying:
  • Dries you 4 x quicker than cotton
  • Absorbs 7 x its weight in water
  • Wide drawstring, full coverage hood
  • Large kangaroo pocket with small inner zip pouch
  • Reinforced side slits for moving freely, walking, running, or adventuring
  • Roomy fit
  • Easily packable
  • Underarm slits for changing
  • Universally flattering 3/4 sleeve length
  • Vivida logo
  • Discrete quote & ‘I belong to…’ label
  • Machine washable
  • Designed in the UK. Made in China.

You know that a product is good when there is competition within a household. Within a relationship, even. Being a surfing couple is fine. We have different wetsuits, different boards, and different preferences in waves. But certain objects of desire are shared, and the Vivada poncho is one of these.

Surf & Swim Short

These shorts are designed for living life by the beach. They’re lightweight, and have a mesh inner and pockets. Three of my favorite things. In shorts. And life. After saving the shorts for summer, I broke them out for running purposes. Man are they comfortable. Board / surf shorts for running are not a good choice. Often they chafe in the worst places. Not so with yet another fantastic Vivada product.

It’s true that we love sustainable consumer choices. Why pollute, damage, or buy into the extractive economy when alternatives abound. And when the alternatives are both high quality and affordable, you’ve found a Goldilocks Zone in fashion and apparel. This is where Vivada lives.


  • Main Fabric: 100% Biodegradable Polyamide
  • Mesh Lining: 100% Recycled Polyester
  • Premium, Italian-yarn
  • Quick-drying, Moisture-wicking, Breathable 
  • Mechanical 2-way stretch fabric, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
  • 2 open entry hand pockets, mesh lined
  • Elasticated waistband
  • Mesh comfort lining – made with NEW LIFE yarn
  • Back patch pocket with Velcro-fastening, bungee cord key loop
  • Inseam measurement 19cm, above the knee style
  • Sizing: M = 32” L = 34”
  • Biodegradability as determined by the standard test method ASTM D5511
  • Made ethically, made in Portugal

We stand behind every item we make and have performance and wearer tested each item, to make sure you are satisfied with the product.

We are committed to our products and to you, our valued Vivida community.

Vivada Lifestyle

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