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August 13, 2021

Which is the best latex for goalkeeper gloves?

Before we go straight for the money shot šŸ¾ you need to know all the different types of latex so you can decided which is right for you.

No matter what ā€œGREAT NEW FEATUREā€ a glove has the only one that matters is which latex it uses , the better the latex the better the gloves itā€™s that simple.

What makes it complicated is the way most gk glove brands describe the latex so here is a couple of key words and their meaning to help.

Knowing about gk latex

Softer the latex the better the gripĀ 

Harder the latex the longer it will last

Thicker {mm} the latex the move protection from shots

thinner {mm} the more you feel the ball


we break the latex into 4 groupsĀ beginner, amateur, semi pro ,pro



The latex mostly used for these type of gloves is calledĀ Soft grip. Commonly these are the cheapest gloves , more for protection than grip but are very durable.Ā 

Price Ā£10-Ā£15


The upgrade from soft grip isĀ Super soft gripĀ this offers a improved grip but still keeper a great durability. Idea for training or if you are at the start of you goalkeeper career.

Price Ā£20-Ā£40


Semi pro

Its a big step up to Mega gripĀ orĀ Giga gripĀ you really start to notice the grip improve, a little drop off with the durability.

Price Ā£40-Ā£50



Now we are getting to the very best latex used in the biggest brands, first there isĀ QuartzĀ which is a supreme all round latex which is used mostly by the independent brands but is no doubt top quality. The king of the crop isĀ ContactĀ and is the best in all conditions which is why it is the only latex we NWP glovesuse. But isĀ usually makes it the most expensive.

Price Ā£50-How much you got?

All our gloves at NWP use the very best latex so the grip is as good as it getsĀ