To get the full benefit from your Rectrix goalkeeping gloves it’s very important to buy the right size. If your hands are comfortable and flexible you’ll feel more confident in handling the ball. And the more confident you feel, the better you’ll perform in matches.

Here’s how to measure your hand and select your most suitable glove size.

How To Measure Your Hand

 Follow the simple guidelines below:

  • Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the width (in mm) from the inside of your thumb across your palm, to the opposite side of your hand.
  • Always take a straight line measurement, and do not measure around the back of the hand.
  • Now use the Rectrix size chart to determine your recommended glove size.
SizeGoalkeeperWidth (mm)
11Adult XL104-111
10Adult L98-101
9Adult M91-95
8Adult S86-91
7Youth L79-86
6Youth S73-79
5Junior L67-73
4Junior S60-67

This example hand is a size 10.

Note: some other size guides will ask you to measure from the tip of your middle finger to the bottom of your palm. We avoid using this method because it’s prone to inaccuracies.

Your Fitting Preference – Very Important

Do you have a specific preference as to how you like your GK gloves to fit? 

Rectrix gloves are designed to fit naturally to the shape of your hands in order to maximise strength and grip. This means that our gloves are slightly tighter than some other GK glove brands.

If you prefer a tighter fit…

  • Follow the size chart. Going down a size is likely to be too restricting for most GKs.

Due to the natural fit of our gloves, going down size could create extra stress on the materials and may lead to premature wear or even splits. We don’t recommend it.

If you prefer a looser fit…

  • Go up one size. You should aim to have no more than a “pinch” of space at the end of the fingers.

Many goalkeepers like to have some extra space around their hands/fingers, for easy movement and extra comfort. But note that the downside to loose-fitting gloves is that they will weaken your grip on the ball. 


Note: when your Rectrix gloves first arrive they’ll feel tighter than usual. This is due to the protective plastic film across the latex palms. They’ll begin loosen up once you’ve peeled the film off and used the gloves a few times.