Who are Rectrix?

Rectrix is a London-based sports brand founded by an ambitious team of experienced Sports Analysts and Equipment Distributors. We’re passionate about football — particularly the most crucial, yet somewhat overlooked position on the pitch — the goalkeeper. Learn more here.

Where can I buy rectrix GK gloves?

You can purchase our gloves from Amazon, or through this website. We’re only selling on Amazon Europe to begin with, but will be offering our products to the rest of the World very soon.

What Payment Methods Are Accepted?

Buying direct from Amazon means you can choose from an array of popular payment methods.

However, if you’d prefer to buy directly from us via this website then we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and PayPal.

How do I know what size gloves to buy?

Simply follow our size guide here.

How much is delivery? How long does it take?

Standard delivery is FREE and usually takes around 3 working days. If you need your gloves right away then you can upgrade your delivery method at Amazon upon making your purchase.

If you’re an Amazon Prime customer then you can expect to receive your gloves the following day!

Should I Remove the Plastic Film on the palms?

Yes. The plastic film is there to protect the latex during storage. 

So if you’re satisfied with the size of your gloves, carefully peel it off by creasing the palms and pinching the film until it tears. Once removed, the gloves will loosen slightly.

What’s the returns policy?

Rectrix products are subject to the standard Amazon returns policy and seller guidelines. You may return unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Learn more here.

In summary, Amazon will refund your return costs, up to their standard delivery option cost, if:

  • you received an incorrect item, or
  • you received a damaged item, or
  • you received a defective item, or
  • you are returning shoes and clothing.

Please note that if you have used the gloves, then a return will not be accepted by Amazon.

Tip: we highly recommend that before you use your gloves, you try them on indoors to get a feel for the fit, and then exchange/return them if necessary.

What if i have a problem with my gloves after they’ve been used?

If you experience any issues, or have queries, regarding a purchase that’s past the 30 day return period then you can contact us directly via Amazon’s messaging service.

We endeavour to assist all of our customers. All issues are assessed on an individual basis.

How do I get maximum grip from the gloves?

Before use, wet the palms of the gloves with water. Ensure that it’s slightly damp to touch; this gives the best possible grip from the latex palm.

During matches we recommend keeping a water bottle next to the goal so you’re able to rinse off any excess mud or re-dampen the palms when necessary.

How should I maintain my gloves?

Take a look at our glove care guide here.

How long should my gloves last for?

This depends on a number of factors such as the frequency of use, goalkeeping technique, football standard/level, glove care, and budget.

Whilst some lower league goalkeepers may get by with purchasing only 2+ pairs of gloves per season, it’s not uncommon to find others going through 5+ pairs.

Professional or Semi-pro level goalkeepers typically use anything from 15-40 pairs a season, due to high standards and frequency of training/games. This is made possible by high equipment budgets and sponsorship.

You should regularly assess the condition of your gloves. If you’re unable to grip the ball like you used to, then it might be time for a fresh pair.

Important: if you find yourself parrying the ball due to worn-out gloves, then this can be costly to your team.


Latex Degradation

Rectrix sources high quality Contact Latex in order to bring you the best possible grip in all conditions. Performance — as well as maximum comfort — are our top priorities.

Latex is soft and grips extremely well to the ball. But like all GK gloves it’s subject to abrasion and wear. Latex gloves usually begin to show wear from the first use; the palms won’t ever remain totally pristine.

Sometimes making a great save comes as the expense of your gloves.

However, the good news is that all our gloves come with 3mm of surface, and will perform until there is no more latex left on the palm. Think of it as the tread on the tyres of a car; you renew them when they’re too worn-down to provide grip.

Generally speaking, the better you care for your gloves, the more life you’ll get from the latex.


Playing Surface

If you’ve ever played on artificial surfaces like 3G or Astroturf, you’ll know that friction damages your clothes and grazes your skin. GK gloves are no exception to the rule.

Rectrix gloves are designed for use on all surfaces — but they’ll last significantly longer when used solely on grass pitches.

Tip: you could retire your older gloves for training on artificial surfaces, whilst saving newer pairs for grass fixtures on matchdays.

What other Rectrix products are in the pipeline?

We’re planning to manufacture different glove designs to extend the range.

Additionally we’ve designed several other goalkeeping products: agility sets, caps, padded trousers/shorts and tops. Watch this space.