In a Nutshell:

The closest thing to a budget option in the tracked wheelchair market. Sturdy and robust but be aware that the Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair is being offered by an unknown company. No information on customer service and support. Recommended for anyone who wants a tracked wheelchair, doesn’t have a ton of money to spend, and is willing to take a chance on a tiny, unproven company.

Customization options
Ease of Use
Comfort
Performance

Overall Rating

4.3/5

Benefits

  • Rugged and durable design
  • Budget option in the tracked wheelchair market
  • Short range can be worked around with solar panels
  • Good quality and well-made machine

Drawbacks

  • Short range and low top speed
  • No extra features
  • Challenging to transport
Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair
4.3

Recommended For: Anyone who wants a tracked wheelchair, doesn’t have a ton of money to spend, and is willing to take a chance on a new company.

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Do you have a mobility issue keeping you from enjoying the great outdoors as you once did? Have you always wanted a tracked wheelchair that could take you anywhere, but after looking at the most popular models, you threw your hands up in despair and concluded they were just too expensive to be a realistic option?

If you answered yes to those two questions, you’ll love our review of the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk.

Make no mistake—compared to many other all-terrain wheelchairs, the Tomahawk is still expensive but far cheaper than any other tracked wheelchair on the market today

That alone makes it worth examining, which is why it placed a respectable fourth in our recent roundup review in the tracked wheelchair category.

This chair has limitations and shortcomings, not the least because it’s being offered by a tiny company with no proven track record. Also, we currently have no information as to the capabilities of their post-sales support team, which purchases the Tomahawk as something of a gamble. You can read more about their offerings in our Rocket Mobility wheelchair reviews.

Don’t worry, though. In the following sections, we’ll cover the good, the bad, and the ugly, so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the right model for you. 

Ready to take a closer look? Let’s jump right in and see what the Tomahawk can do!

Key Features of the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair

The Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair is a sturdy, minimalist design. It isn’t really analogous to anything else on the market today, but it does bear at least some similarity to conventional indoor/outdoor powered wheelchairs, except that it has a bigger footprint and rugged, rubberized tracks instead of standard tires that allow it to go anywhere.

Even better, the machine’s big, comfy Captain’s chair will ensure you get to where you’re going in comfort and style.

Side view of the red Rocket Mobility Tomahawk all terrain wheelchair

Here are the basic stats of the chair:

  • Seat Width: 19.5”
  • Seat Height: 23”
  • Overall Dimensions: 44-48.5” x 36” x 38”
  • Top Speed: 4 MPH
  • Max Range: 7 miles
  • Turning Radius: 0”
  • Slope Handling: Max of 45 degrees
  • Ground Clearance: 5.5”
  • Chair Weight: 420 pounds
  • Max. Supported Weight: 400 pounds

As you can see from these stats, it’s a mixed bag. The chair is certainly big and sturdy enough to accommodate most users, and with a 0” turn radius and the capability to handle slopes of up to 45 degrees, there’s not much that it can’t handle.

It’s also constructed of solid steel rather than aluminum. That adds to its weight, which is a mixed blessing. It makes it slightly harder to transport, but it also makes it more durable.

On the other hand, though, its top speed and maximum range are abysmal; unfortunately, you can’t add an additional battery or two to extend the range. Then, the Tomahawk is a rugged, all-terrain tortoise. 

That’s fine as long as you’re not in a big hurry to get where you’re going, but if you’re looking for a zippy-tracked chair like the Ziesel Ground Squirrel, this one will leave you underwhelmed.

Blue Variant of the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair

Few Adjustment Options

There is some play in the position of the seat, which gives you at least a little wiggle room in terms of adjustability. 

Since options are limited on this front, you’ll want to pay particular attention to the dimensions of the model, including the seat height and width, to make sure you’ll fit the machine since there’s not much you can do to tweak it to make it a better fit for you.

While not technically an adjustability feature, one small thing worth mentioning in our Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All Terrain Wheelchair review is that the armrests flip up, making it easy to transfer into and out of the chair.

No Extras and No Customizations

As we said at the start, Rocket Mobility is a tiny company. Their only product is the Tomahawk. There are no extras or add-ons on offer, although some of the third-party aftermarket products you’ll find can probably be made to work with a bit of applied creativity.

An image of Rocket Mobility Tomahawk's Battery Charger
Black anti-tip wheels of the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk wheelchair
Gun Scabbard of the blue Rocket Mobility Tomahawk
Rocket Mobility Tomahawk's small utility box & drink holder

That’s a good thing, too, because if you plan on taking the Tomahawk out for any distance, you’ll need to bring along some solar panels to recharge the batteriesIt’s the only option you have in terms of extending the machine’s range.

Doesn’t Win High Marks for Portability

There’s not a track chair on the market today that wins high marks for portability, and the Tomahawk is no exception. 

Tracks of the red Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All-Terrain Wheelchair

Its steel frame makes it heavier than its peers (except for the mighty RipChair 3.0), so moving it from one place to another is no picnic.

It’s also not collapsible, so fitting it in any trunk or even a full-sized SUV is out of the equation. Your only options in terms of transporting the Tomahawk are:

  • A pull-behind trailer
  • A full-sized van with a ramp
  • A full-sized pickup truck with a ramp
  • Or a very large lift attached to the back of your current vehicle

Note that a lift may be a poor solution depending on your vehicle type and may even be entirely unworkable. If you’ve got a smaller car, the Tomahawk may be too much for it to handle, so plan the matter carefully and do plenty of research before committing to that path.

Simple, Intuitive Controls

On the plus side, since the Tomahawk is a bare-bones design, its controls are simple and intuitive. It won’t take you more than a few minutes to master the chair’s basic operation, although if you’ve never driven a track chair, it will take some time and patience to get used to its unique handling.

That part of the adventure will be pure pleasure, and you’ll love every minute of every ride.

Intuitive controller of the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk

Pros & Cons of the Tomahawk All-Terrain Wheelchair

So where does that leave us?

Undoubtedly, the Tomahawk occupies an important role in the tracked wheelchair ecosystem, being the closest thing to a current budget option.

Logo of the Rocket Mobility brand

It’s a good chair, ruggedly built and durable, but it’s got some limitations to consider before committing to a purchase. The most significant are these:

  • Short range and low top speedThis may or may not be a big deal, depending on how you plan on using the chair. The short range is easier to work around than the low speed because you can bring solar panels to recharge. There’s nothing you can do about the speed, however.
  • No extras – What you see is what you get. The chair is what it is.  To enhance it, you must employ applied creativity and rig up some DIY solutions. If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer, you’ll probably not like that aspect. If you are, this won’t be considered a negative.
  • Challenging to transportThis isn’t unique to the Tomahawk but is simply a fact of life for tracked chairs. If you get any other model, you’ll run into the same issues, so keep that firmly in mind when deciding whether or not a tracked chair is a good fit for you.
  • Made by an unknown company – Again, this may or may not be a big deal to you. The machine is of good quality and well made, but we don’t know anything about the company’s ability to provide post-sales support. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, that might not give you pause. If you’re looking for a company that’s capable of providing a fair amount of handholding, the short answer is that Rocket Mobility is a coin toss.

Rocket Mobility Tomahawk Review Conclusion 

We like the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk more than its score indicates, but that’s because we are do-it-yourselfers and love to tinker with equipment. We understand, however, that not everyone shares our passion, and as such, this model isn’t going to appeal to everyone.

In our view, the ideal Tomahawk user will be someone who:

  • Doesn’t mind tinkering with and tweaking their equipment to optimize it and keep it in good working order.
  • Someone who loves the idea of a track chair but can’t afford the more expensive models offered by brands that are better established.
  • Someone who only plans to use the Tomahawk for short trips and doesn’t mind its slow speed, or someone who has a bit of patience and won’t mind frequently stopping to recharge the batteries.

The more these apply to you, the more you’ll like the chair.

Recommended Reading

Ripchair 3.0 Track Chair Review

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Ziesel Ground Squirrel Off-Road Wheelchair Review

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