No REI around here, haven't been in one in years, and too lazy to check their website to see whether they carry Danner, but I will never buy a boot, of any style, from another company.
In fact, I only have one pair of non-snow boots these days, Danner Mountain Light II. May not be what you're looking for in terms of weight and cost, but you cannot beat Danner for quality of construction and durability. My pair are about six or seven years old now, and are my all-around go-to boots, all year.
I'd love to have another, lighter pair of Danners, but I can't justify it when the ones I do have work so well.