I bought my husband a NIKE coat for his birthday 12-29-99. On 01-25-00 I washed it ,just like the instructions stated, in the washer. One of the sleeves fell completly apart.
I purchased this coat at GOODY'S CLOTHING store in Galax ,VA. They told me that it looked like my washer had torn it apart. I only followed directions given in side the coat.
If the coat could not withstand a reguler washing machine, it should not instruct you to use one. GOODY'S would not honor the coat. So my money, my husband's birthday present, and the coat are gone less than 30 days after the purchase.