OK, just checked. The front panel is a little stiff, its got some kind of plastic stuff fuesed to the back of it. I don't think it makes it stick up too much tho. Its not so high as the trucker ones with the plastic piece, but not so low as those khaki ones you see. Hope this helps some, I'm not a very big hat connoisseur...mikester said:Evl, on that cap, is the front portion of the cap (not the bill, the actual cap portion) "structured" - in other words, is that front panel stiff and kind of "high" like it has a foam backing ? It doesn't look like it, but I want to make sure 'cuz I much prefer the caps that don't have that. TIA.